coordinate their own monitoring and education programs using the Texas Stream Team Program's standardized protocols and environmental education tools. A Leadership Partner may work with a network of Patron and Donor Partners to fully support its group. Texas Stream Team staff may assist Leadership Partners in writing grants to secure extra funding and loan out training materials whenever necessary. Leadership Partner is the typical role for Municipalities who wish to be part of the TST partnership program.
utilize Texas Stream Team's Education and Outreach materials and curriculum for purposes that may include:
- Incorporating TST water quality monitoring as part of their educational activities
- Utilizing TST/environmental educational curriculum, but not necessarily employing active water quality monitoring as part of their educational activities.
More information about educational opportunities with Texas Stream Team can be found here
contribute funds as a one-time contribution or as on-going support to maintain program activities. These contributions may be provided to assist smaller groups, facilitate watershed monitoring efforts, or to fund general Texas Stream Team activities and support such as routine monitoring and training sessions, technical assistance, and education and outreach.
contribute in-kind services to an existing network of partners and citizen scientists. These services might include laboratory services, data management resources, or organizational staff to provide field or training support.
Benefits of Partnership
- Recognition on the Texas Stream Team website and social media
- Recognition at Texas Stream Team Regional and Statewide meetings
- Technical assistance in implementing citizen monitoring and education activities
- Outreach materials and NPS watershed model for distribution upon request
- Ability to extend professional monitoring resources by utilizing supplemental data
- USEPA-approved certification of partner and volunteer participants as Texas Stream Team Citizen Scientists, Instructors, Quality Assurance Officers
- Online dataviewer with analysis functions (2011)
- Customized data reports and datasets
- Provide technical staff training/technical assistance with water quality issues
- Support education and outreach activities – Staff training, curriculum (develop and usage), events (travel reimbursement may be necessary)
- Professional networking opportunities
- Building stakeholder involvement through monitoring
- Watershed Protection Plan stakeholder recruitment and coordination
- Implementation of monitoring plans/water quality improvement plans
- Can include MS4, TMDL, WPP initiatives
- Supplemental water quality data
- Collaborative grant writing and fundraising
- Materials and content for customer/client/community outreach
To apply to be partner, fill out the application form
and send it by email to email@example.com
or mail to:
Texas Stream Team
Ivey-Moore House – Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Partner planning assistance documents, training documents, field guides, and reporting forms can be found here
If you have questions about becoming a partner or other partner support needs, please contact Michael Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 512-245-1346.