Project Goals/Objectives: This project will focus on transitioning BBSG activities from WPP development to implementation. The project team, with leadership from the watershed coordinator, will continue working with key stakeholders and partner agencies to facilitate implementation activities outlined in the WPP. The watershed coordinator (to be hired by TAMUCC HRI) will serve as the primary conduit for interaction with landowners, citizens, and entities to facilitate WPP implementation. HRI will coordinate with the BBSG and other stakeholders to seek input and recommendations on needed activities and educational programs in the watershed and continue to support WPP implementation efforts. HRI will assist stakeholders in securing resources to implement management measures to improve water quality and acquire resources to enable implementation and will work with state and federal agencies, as appropriate, to bring technical and financial assistance to the watershed.
Project outcomes will include continued relationship building with local stakeholders to identify specific implementation activity priorities discussed in the WPP. This will be accomplished through targeted meetings with stakeholders in the watershed, continuing to deliver educational programs, and distributing outreach materials throughout the watershed with the goal to help improve water quality.
Project Location: Jim Wells, Nueces, Kleberg, and Duval Counties.
Project Partners: TSSWCB, TWRI, NRA, HRI, and Costal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program.
Total Costs: $431,756 (Total)
Project Workplan: 23-52
Project QAPP: 23-52