Texas Community Watershed Partners (TCWP) provides knowledge to local governments and citizens about the impacts of land use on watershed health and water quality in Texas to help solve critical coastal issues. TCWP is a program of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, which engages the resources of Texas A&M University, and other universities in Texas and across the country, to put the tools of sustainability and resilience into the hands of Texas’ coastal citizens.
The Green Infrastructure for Texas (GIFT) program operates within TCWP and specializes in water quality and quantity through a series of living landscape features. Our projects include rain gardens, floating wetlands and other low-impact design elements like WaterSmart Parks. We also partner with stakeholders in the community to share our expertise and collect valuable information through two-way dialogue, discovery workshops, town hall meetings, forums and volunteer programs.
Our projects capture the dynamic nature of Texas waterbodies using adaptive strategies ranging from individual properties and mid-scale wetlands all the way up to large-scale undeveloped lands. Click on the links for more information about our green infrastructure projects, stormwater wetland program and wetland restoration effort.
**NEW** Report on Exploration Green!
Check out this new FEMA report featuring Exploration Green (a mid-scale constructed wetland located in Clear Lake) as an effective case study in floodplain management.