The West Fork Watersheds Partnership, (WPP) held its second major public meeting July 28 at the Conroe Tower in Conroe. The turnout was significant with members from major local entities involved, in addition to concerned citizens.
This WPP initiative, led by Justin Bower, project manager of the Houston-Galveston Area council (H-GAC), is a solution-driven attempt to combat the bacteria conditions existing in area watersheds.
“We work with transparency and involve all stakeholders with result-oriented data. Tonight, we will formalize the Steering Committee, after a vote,” said Bower.
The Steering Committee is comprised of residents, local government, members from business and industry, and conservation groups, among others. Nominations have been ascertained since the meeting in May.
“As far as the backend works on this initiative, we have been regularly meeting with partners and conversations groups. We have several ‘string team’ projects working in parallel and will gather data collectively towards this initiative,” said Bower. “Our focus is on bringing resources to the community and not the other way around.”
“Timelines on projects like this are malleable and all partners are required to be represented,” said Bower.