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Natural Outlook, Summer 2010

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Willet walking on green rocks in the water.
Galveston Bay Estuary Program

The TCEQ’s Galveston Bay Estuary Program works to preserve one of the state’s most valuable recreational, economic, and environmental assets.

Aerial view of North Deer Island.
North Deer Island Partners Honored by Presidential Award

The TCEQ’s Galveston Bay Estuary Program, as part of the North Deer Island Protection Team, has received the Coastal America Partnership Award.

water drop
The TCEQ Creates Office of Water

To enhance the agency ’s focus on the challenges facing Texas with respect to water quality and quantity, the TCEQ created the Office of Water, which brings together the divisions of Water Quality, Water Quality Planning, and Water Supply.

Outline of India.
TCEQ Expert Speaks at International Workshop

L’Oreal Stepney, deputy director of the TCEQ Office of Water, was invited by the World Bank to talk about the successes of the TCEQ’s water programs in Texas at “Global Experiences in River Clean-Up and Basin Management: Relevance of the Ganga,” a workshop in New Delhi.

Abstract colors - blues, oranges, and yellows.
The TCEQ Hosts International Toxicological Workshop

Toxicologists from as far away as the Netherlands and New Zealand travelled to the TCEQ’s Park 35 Circle campus in March to discuss dose-response assessment issues.

Test tubes.
Inside the TCEQ Lab

The TCEQ’s lab in Houston is a model of efficiency, dependability, and productivity.

Trees on an island.Restoring Lake Tyler’s Langley Island

Using TCEQ Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) funds, the Tyler Audubon Society, Audubon Texas, and the City of Tyler have embarked on a project designed to increase the diversity and quality of the habitat on Langley Island, a 70-acre island near the center of Lake Tyler.

Computer mouse.The TCEQ Values Your Opinion

Find out how you can give the TCEQ feedback on the job we are doing.

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