Tag: Environment

Newly Launched Matagorda Bay Ecosystem Assessment can Inform Conservation Efforts

Policy Specialist/Counsel at National Wildlife Federation
Danielle became a member of the Texas Living Waters Project in August 2019. She attended the University of Toronto for her undergraduate degrees in environmental geography and environmental studies, with a minor in Geographic Information Studies. Later, she continued her studies at the University of Georgia School of Law. During her time at Georgia Law, Danielle interned at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 4 office and served as a Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellow working on coastal resiliency policy. Danielle enjoys deep dives into rulemaking and state planning processes and works to improve policies in Texas that advance community resilience through research, advocacy, and outreach.
Danielle Goshen

By Danielle Goshen, Water Policy & Outreach Specialist, Galveston Bay Foundation Some places truly do have it all. Matagorda Bay, located along the coast in Southeastern Texas is a veritable treasure

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Money for Water, but we Need to be Careful

Director, Texas Coast and Water Program at National Wildlife Federation
Jennifer Walker is the Director of the Texas Coast and Water Program at the National Wildlife Federation. She focuses on statewide water policy issues with an emphasis on water planning, infrastructure funding, urban water management, and bay and estuary protection. Jennifer is a water resources expert with twenty years of experience helping city, utility, and state agencies achieve ambitious water supply management and conservation goals. She has helped develop and inform strategic action by utilizing scientific and technical expertise, engaging stakeholders, and approaching resource management challenges with a solutions-oriented perspective. Jennifer is Chair of Austin's Water Forward Task Force, a team working to implement Austin’s groundbreaking 100-year water plan that is focused on deploying One Water solutions to meet future water needs. In 2021, she was appointed by the Texas Water Development Board to represent Environmental Interests on the Texas Water Conservation Advisory Council. Jennifer has a BS in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jennifer Walker

As we explained in an earlier post, voters will soon have the opportunity to pass a constitutional amendment to partially fund the State Water Plan.  Even with these additional funds,

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