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Our bayous and bays are greatly impacted by the quality of the stormwater flowing into them, and now is a great time to start improving it with practices we can implement at home, work, or beyond.

Join us in a beautiful setting–the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory’s new LEED-certified building in Lake Jackson, TX.

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Review of: Fields and Streams. Stream restoration, neoliberalism, and the future of environmental science. Rebecca Lave. The University of Georgia Press. 2012.

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David Rosgen is perhaps the best known practitioner of stream restoration in the United States, and perhaps beyond. His method, Natural Channel Design, is specified in many state and federal agency-funded projects. This method in fact is specified by the Harris County Flood Control District for the Memorial Park Demonstration Project, a “restoration” of an unchannelized segment of Buffalo Bayou on the southern flanks of Memorial Park, in Houston. (more…)

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Estuaries generate economic activity and support jobs, more than we probably think. Coasts and Estuaries account for a large part of our economy through  fisheries, recreation, conservation, and commerce . How many jobs do they support and what kind of jobs are they? How do they compare to other economic activities? A report issued last year by Restore America’s Estuaries , “Jobs and Dollars”, details several important conclusions about employment and estuaries :

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