The National Wildlife Federation

Coastal Forums a Success!

NWF's partner in the Texas Living Waters Project, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, organized public forums September 26th and 27th in Houston and Beaumont to explain the importance of the new Environmental Flows Allocation Process.

This new process, created by the Texas Legislature in 2007, will convene stakeholder and science teams to help determine how much water the state’s rivers and coastal bays need to remain healthy and productive.

Myron Hess, Manager of NWF’s Texas Water Programs and a presenter at the forums, noted that “the new law is precedent-setting. As far as I know, Texas is the only state in the nation to look at environmental flow protection in such a comprehensive and open manner. Strong public participation will be a key to the success of this process and the large turnout at the forums is an encouraging sign.”

To learn about the new law and find out how you can get involved, visit