BCWK is a Houston-based organization focusing on water quality, wetlands protection, and flood mitigation across our region with an emphasis on climate resilience and environmental justice. BCWK serves the lower Galveston Bay watershed, a 10-county region that encompasses greater Houston.
At Bayou City Waterkeeper we view water as a catalyst for change in greater Houston and along the Texas Gulf coast. Communities most affected by water pollution, flooding, and system failures must be at the center of this change. Only by centering community priorities can we shape solutions that meaningfully address the largest environmental, climate, and infrastructure threats that our region faces.
Bayou City Waterkeeper works to protect and restore our wetlands, floodplains and riparian habitats that flow into our waterways and surrounding bays. The adjacent map shows the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed that we strive to make fishable, swimmable, and drinkable for all.
Justice in the Sewers
5 Critical Wetlands
The Department of Interior plans to auction off more than 67 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leasing on September 27. Alongside other Gulf and environmental organizations, Bayou City Waterkeeper is suing to stop it.
Join us in welcoming our new staff member, Marleen Villanueva, BCWK’s Communications and Narrative Change Manager. What is the last
Petition outlines how decades-old use of “categorical exclusion” allows companies to skip over risk assessments in oil and gas “sacrifice