Ever see someone pour motor oil into a storm sewer? Use the nearest ditch to dispose of grass clippings with the leaf blower? Did you ever wonder where it all ends up? Galveston Bay. Substances that make their way into the City of Houston and Harris County storm water drainage system flow directly into our bayous, rivers and ultimately, into the Bay. If storm water is contaminated by contact with pollutants, then that's how it stays. Storm water receives no treatment.

This Web site will help you learn what you can do to keep our water clean for generations to come.



Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza


On Saturday, Aug. 16th, from 10 a. m. – 4 p.m., Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a free Creation Care Fest/Environmental Extravaganza. Come learn from practical talks on topics such as energy conservation, water conservation, toxin-free home/lawn maintenance, and waste reduction while your children enjoy activities that teach them about nature. Or, stroll the informational booths from area environmental non-profits and learn how you can get involved. Christ the King is located at the corner of Greenbriar and Rice Blvd. in the Rice Village in Houston, with Metro bus stops nearby for lines 18, 26, 27, and 73. Bike parking and limited handicap parking are available in the church parking lot, with parking for other vehicles available at the Rice University lot across the street for $1 (credit card only). Childcare for children under 5 will also be available during the event. For up to date details about the event, please see, the facebook account for ctk creation care, e-mail, or call 713-372-7345.

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Rain Gardens "A Hands-On Workshop - Managing Stormwater Where It Falls"

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S.W.I.M. - Learn More

Do you want to help protect the environment? Participate in a SWIM project in your area.
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Find out how to earn your leadership or merit badge, while helping the environment and your community.

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Household Hazardous Waste

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