Texas Waters Volunteer Service Opportunities

Volunteer Service Projects are the cornerstone of the Texas Waters program. There are many different varieties of projects in which one may participate! Check this page often for updates. We'll be adding specific project listings here for you to review hours need to be reported as TMN hours.  They cannot be reported to two different places—no matter the program or the organization.  For example, those that participate in Texas Stream Team (TST) activities can report the water sampling data to TST but the service has to be reported as Master Naturalist service. The TMN program can give  the TST program summaries on the amount of hours Master Naturalists contribute to the program (and for other programs as well) but those hours will always be used as in-kind match for the TMN program's Federal Grant and thus cannot be used as match for anything else.

Organization Description Specific Project Opportunities Contact
Groundwork Dallas Groundwork Dallas is dedicated to improving the natural surroundings of Dallas and beyond. We work closely with area citizens, like-minded organizations, and the city to help realize a vision of a safer, cleaner, and healthier environment. Water Quality monitoring, cleanup projects, invasive removal etc. Richard Buckley
Texas Water Resources Institute  Water Conservation, Education, Aquatic Habitat/Riparian Restoration, Watershed Protection Planning
Texas Stream Team Education, citizen science, water quality monitoring Water Quality Monitoring/Reporting (Statewide) Texas Stream Team
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department TPWD Water Resources and Habitat Conservation Branches: Water Quality and Quantity; Habitat Conservation, Restoration and Management; Freshwater Inflows to Estuaries; Seagrass Conservation
TPWD's Aquatic Invasive Species Management TPWD's Aquatic Invasive Species Management team is always looking for volunteers to assist with  service projects. Invasive ID, flagging, removal, and habitat restoration. Monica McGarrity
Lake Livingston Friends of Reservoirs Together we will grow, propagate and plant aquatic vegetation to provide habitat for fish, birds and reptiles. Our goals will also include public outreach and education of the environmental and economic importance of aquatic vegetation. Our project will benefit all forms of water recreation by improving water filtration, reducing shoreline erosion, and enhancing the Lake’s appearance. Habitat Improvement/Restoration (Livingston) Scott Ball
Heartwood Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists
West Forks Watershed Partnership The West Forks Watershed Partnership is a group of local stakeholders in the areas surrounding the West Fork San Jacinto River and its tributaries (including Lake Creek). The Partnership is a voluntary group seeking to identify causes and sources of pollution in the watershed and develop voluntary, feasible solutions for addressing it. Water Quality Monitoring/Reporting/Improvement Efforts (Houston)
Exploration Green Conservancy The Exploration Green Conservancy, Inc. has been formed and incorporated to develop, preserve and protect the land known as Exploration Green with modern day expertise in flood control, hydrology, conservation, environmental action design and development of state of the art recreation areas and facilities. Habitat Restoration, wetland plant and native tree rearing and planting. (Houston) Exploration Green Conservancy