Friday, April 10, 2015
Cypress Creek Project Update
For Immediate Release: 4/9/15
Implementing the Cypress Creek
Watershed Protection Plan
The Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan has been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and is currently available for public review
and comment through April 30, 2015. This is one of only a handful of approved watershed protection
plans in Texas, and the first with a groundwater component. The plan is designed to keep Cypress Creek
clean, clear and flowing.
This project is facilitated by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and is funded by the
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VI. More information about Watershed Protection Planning is available at
A full list of Cypress Creek’s Watershed Protection Plan partners and summaries of the Plan and Implementation Proposal are available at http://cypresscreekproject.net.
The initial phase of this effort (2008-2010) defined the state of the watershed, gathered input from
community stakeholders, and developed a science-based tool for local decision makers. Work
accomplished laid the groundwork for developing a holistic watershed plan to address water quality
issues associated with increased development and other potential impairments.
The second phase (2011-2014) involved the development and completion of a watershed protection
plan, including community-based strategies that comprehensively address watershed and water quality concerns, as well as preserve adequate groundwater flows.
Implementation of best management practices, educational activities, water quality modeling and
monitoring and coordination of watershed efforts have been prioritized and Implementation of the
Watershed Protection Plan will begin in the Spring of 2015.
Public comments may be offered at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FXPFWST. Questions may be
directed to Meredith Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the Cypress Creek Watershed Protection Plan
Senior Program Coordinator