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Bayou Preservation Association Inc

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Causes: Environment, Pollution Abatement & Control, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: "the mission of the bayou preservation association is to protect and restore the richness and diversity of our waterways through activism, advocacy, collaboration and education. "

Programs: Public outreach: bpa publishes a newsletter several times a year to inform the public on the many environmental and recreational values of our bayous, provides information on the importance of bayous to the public at earth day and other events, conducts media outreach, and sponsors an annual public symposium on water issues. In addition we provide classroom instruction on the bayous. Stream classification: bpa maintains a web page that includes mapping of our floodplains and educational material on our bayou system.

water quality monitoring: bpa is represented on several water quality committees and tests bayou water regularly. Bpa's staff includes a full-time employee providing it with expertise in water quality testing and reporting.

bayou health/clean-up/habitat: work projects include removing trash from bayous, planting native species and removing invasive species. These projects result in the restoration of the stream buffer that provides habitat and improves water quality. Bpa also advocates for flood reduction projects that protect the waterways and enhances recreational activities including development of paddle trails in association with the city, county and texas parks and wildlife.

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