Bayou City Currents

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Jordan Macha | November 17, 2020

Are you interested in protecting our watershed? Do you enjoy working alongside passionate, like-minded individuals? We might be just the place for you. We're seeking a Watershed Specialist who will serve as Bayou City Waterkeeper’s in-house science expert. Candidates should have experience in watershed protection planning, water quality and/or watershed assessments, and environmental regulatory frameworks. [...]
Take Action on the Army Corps’ Coastal Barrier!

Take Action on the Army Corps’ Coastal Barrier!

Jordan Macha | November 15, 2020

While protecting our communities is critical, we shouldn’t wait for a “silver bullet” solution, like the Coastal Barrier, that will take decades to build and could potentially destroy Galveston Bay. Tell the Corps to invest in nature: Take Action Today!

Does the Coastal Barrier Protect Galveston Bay and its Communities?

Does the Coastal Barrier Protect Galveston Bay and its Communities?

Jordan Macha | November 5, 2020

It's been two weeks since the Army Corps released the updated draft of the Coastal Texas Study and there are still questions and concerns that need to be answered.   Over the last five years, the Army Corps of Engineers has been engaged in a study to determine the best method to protect the communities [...]
Scrap metal yards burden our bayous and communities of color

Scrap metal yards burden our bayous and communities of color

Kristen Schlemmer | October 2, 2020

This is a guest post by June Hormell, a summer 2020 legal intern. By and large, Houston’s scrap metal yards share one striking feature – most are on or near a bayou. These waterfront locations allow the metal to be easily loaded and unloaded onto boats that travel through the Ship Channel. But this efficiency […]

Take Action: Houston Needs Nature-Based Flood Projects

Take Action: Houston Needs Nature-Based Flood Projects

Jordan Macha | September 28, 2020

Take Action Today! Encourage Houston’s leaders to invest in green and natural infrastructure that improves drainage, reduces flooding, and keeps people out of harm’s way for generations to come!

Flooding Disproportionately Impacts People of Color

Flooding Disproportionately Impacts People of Color

Bayou City Waterkeeper | September 18, 2020

This is a guest post by Jessica Villalón, a summer 2020 legal intern. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Coast two years ago, no one could have predicted the magnitude of devastation that would follow. Although many Houston residents were able to evacuate and escape the storm’s wrath, thousands of Houston’s poorest residents […]

Welcome Our Fall Interns & Fellows!

Welcome Our Fall Interns & Fellows!

Kristen Schlemmer | September 14, 2020

We’re pleased to introduce you to the students who will be interning with Bayou City Waterkeeper this fall: Anthony D’Souza, Rice University (Senior), Wetlands Research Fellow Anthony is a senior at Rice University, majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Politics, Law & Social Thought. He has interned for Bayou City Waterkeeper since the […]