March 22nd, 2016

We just received the following update from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). We are pleased to announce the TCEQ updates to the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) Tier 1 Protective Concentration Levels (PCLs) are now available. You can access these tables using the link: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/remediation/trrp/trrppcls.html. We are releasing the 2016 PCL table update as a single Microsoft Excel workbook with each table on a separate worksheet.  We are also releasing the updates as a print only Adobe Acrobat portable document format (PDF) file.  The Excel file and the PDF file each contain PCL tables 1 through 10 and the Read More »

March 2nd, 2016

All water bodies within a watershed in Texas are threatened by many types of non-point sources (NPS) of pollution which can detrimentally affect the state’s valuable water resources.  In order to recognize, control and prevent these sources of pollution, the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) have partnered up to initiate the Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) program. The TWS program provides a science-based, watershed education to help citizens identify and take action to address local water quality impairments.  Watershed stewardship means caring for the water, air, and biodiversity in the entire watershed. Read More »

March 2nd, 2016

This past Saturday, February 27, 2016, SSCI members Vanessa Padron and Chrystal Fretwell participated in the 2016 Unleash Your Superhero 5K Fun Run in support of one of SSCI’s favorite charities, Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM).  The event took place at Walter Hall Park in League City, Texas, at 7:50 am for the Kids’ 1K and 8:00 am for the Adults’ 5K.  ICM supporters (both human and canine) were dressed as their favorite Superheros as they ran past the finish line.  This event was a great way to bring the community together on a beautiful Saturday morning to support a great cause. SSCI would Read More »