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Here's a quick look at our research crew sampling the Lower Brazos River:
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Join us for a FREE Birding Workshop on Tuesday, January 13, from 9-11 a.m.


 An introduction to the #Audubon Coastal Conservation Program responsibilities of protecting colonial #waterbirds (herons, egrets, spoon...bills, pelicans, terns, and others) through census and population counts in the spring, patrolling and managing rookery islands, and raising public awareness about these nesting birds. The TERN program provides community members an opportunity to participate in citizen science by monitoring these waterbirds in foraging habitats year round.

This #workshop is designed to teach participants simple protocols for surveys, filling out datasheets, and for collecting valuable data that is used by Audubon, USFWS, TPWD, and many others. The field component will take participants to locations where birds are foraging and offer opportunities to practice birding skills and data collection for the TERN program. Songbirds, raptors, shorebirds, and many other birds will be documented in the survey.

Dress for going outdoors, bring a water bottle, binoculars, and your favorite bird books (optional).

#birding #Houston  #UHCL   #ClearLakeTX  
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Join us on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9-11 a.m. for pond maintenance. Bring boots, waders or shoes you don't mind getting muddy.

Mud not your thing? Join us on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. for our regular garden work days. No experience necessary.

See our event page for details:

#Houston  #pond #habitat #volunteer
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Birders and Boaters: This season, 300 brown pelican chicks were banded at several rookery sites on the Texas coast including Shamrock, Sundown, North Deer and Marker 52 Spoil Islands. Clemson U graduate student, Juliet Lamb, is hoping to get good resight data on these birds. Major bays that they could be hanging around would be Galveston, Matagorda, and Corpus Christi/ Aransas but they will likely disperse farther.
Please share with your co-workers, volunteers and friends to be on the lookout for banded pelicans while on the water.
Band sightingss can be reported to:
 To learn more about the project, visit: jlamb
#brownpelican #birding #pelican
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Youths learn about environmental issues at outdoors competition

#Envirothon #TexasEnvirothon #EE
People of all ages love the outdoors. It's no secret that there's plenty to learn about and enjoy no matter your interests. And when youngsters delve into the multitude of topics in the realm of natural resources, it's a great learning experience.
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Catch up on the latest Oystercatcher Diaries. This week the team finds that there's a first time for everything as they discover one pair's effort to raise a successful family. Plus, submit your entry for a fun caption contest.

The Oystercatcher Diaries chronicles the research efforts of Susan Heath and UHCL EIH graduate student Amanda Anderson.
By Susan Heath On Monday when we arrived at the boat ramp, there was an oystercatcher family on the dock. A quick check of their bands revealed that it was the unbanded pair that nests on the small...
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Notice of Request for Public Comment and Notice of a Public Meeting to Receive Comments on Six Total Maximum Daily Loads for Indicator Bacteria in the #ArmandBayouWatershed

Public Comment Meeting
February 12, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Discovery Room (# 108), Gilruth Center
NASA Johnson Space Center
2101 E NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058.

Written comments may be submitted electronically to by midnight on March 9, 2015, and should reference the Six Total Maximum Daily Loads for Indicator Bacteria in the Armand Bayou Watershed.

Copies of the draft #TMDLs will be available and can be obtained via the commission's website at: or by calling (512) 239-6682.

#WaterQuality #Texas #TexasWaterQuality
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The University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Environmental Institute of Houston has received a $3000 Horned Lizard License Plate grant from TPWD's Texas Wildlife Diversity Program to increase wildlife viewing opportunities on the UH-Clear Lake campus.
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Volunteer Tuesday, 9-11 am @ UHCL
For information, visit

#volunteerhouston   #uhcl  #gardening #houston
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If your company is looking for a way to give back, consider becoming a sponsor of the 2015 Texas Envirothon, a high school environmental education competition. There are many ways for your organization to partner with us.

For more information, visit

#makeadifference #texasenvirothon   #environmentaleducation  
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Join us at EIH every Tuesday from 9-11am for some fun in the sun! Earn volunteer hours while helping us maintain our school habitat demonstration garden. Groups are welcome!

Visit the event page or our website ( for more information.

#volunteerhouston #gardening #houston #uhcl #clearlake
Volunteer in the EIH habitat—Help weed beds, clear paths or dive in and clean out the pond! Join us on Tuesdays from 9-11am. Groups are welcome. Please call in advance if you have a large group or if you would like to schedule a work day on a different day.... Located at UHCL 2700 Bay Area Blvd.
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A five-member team from the Conroe Independent School District from The Woodlands, Texas, are the winners of the 2014 Kansas Heartland Envirothon, an environmental and natural resource competition for high school students. More:
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Environmental Institute of Houston University of Houston-Clear Lake 2700 Bay Area Blvd., MC 540 Houston, Texas 77058-1098
EIH addresses environmental issues in partnership with the university and the community.
EIH was founded in 1991 to address current and future environmental issues in partnership with the university and the community.
To help people in the Houston region participate more effectively in environmental improvement. Information and technology will be obtained and disseminated from research supported by EIH in critical areas including pollution prevention, natural resource conservation, public policy, and societal issues. EIH will seek to expand balanced environmental education based on objective scholarship to empower the entire community to make sound decisions on environmental issues.
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