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Brazoria County
Houston-Galveston Area Council
News Releas
Friday, October 15, 2010

 PUBLIC INVITED TO HEAR UPDATE ON BASTROP BAYOU WATERSHED PROTECTION PLAN

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is working with area residents and stakeholders to develop a Watershed Protection Plan for the Bastrop Bayou Watershed.

Two public meetings are scheduled this month to provide an update on the progress of the plan. Both meetings will follow the same agenda.

• Thursday, October 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sea Center Texas, 300 Medical Drive, Lake Jackson, in the conference room

• Friday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brazoria County Environmental Center, 10310 FM 523, Freeport, in the conference room

Bastrop Bayou is one of the last unchannelized bayous along the upper Texas coast. Significant future growth is predicted in its watershed. The Bastrop Bayou Watershed Protection Plan is a community-led effort to protect water quality in Bastrop Bayou and its tributaries. Sponsors for the Plan are H-GAC, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Galveston Bayou Estuary Program. For more information on the Bastrop Bayou Watershed Protection Plan, including an agenda for the public meetings, visit www.bastropbayou.org.

Houston-Galveston Area Council

H-GAC (www.h-gac.com) is a voluntary association of local governments in the 13-county Gulf Coast Planning Region—an area of 12,500 square miles and more than 5.7 million people. H-GAC works to promote efficient and accountable use of local, state, and federal tax dollars and serves as a problem-solving and information forum for local governments.




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