To preserve and protect the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo, its watershed and environment, through awareness, advocacy, research, education, stewardship and bi-national collaboration for the benefit of present and future generations.
Thank you to H-E-B for awarding us a grant of $5,000 for our 9th annual Rio Research Roundup! This award-winning binational water testing project involves working with nearly 2,000 students from throughout the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo each October. We also coordinate student teams from smaller river basins that drain into the Gulf of Mexico, too. Teams test water quality in the Rio Grande or one of its tributaries, and submit their data, in addition to short videos, Public Service Announcements, artwork, and short essays. “We are grateful to HEB for this support, which allows us to carry out this quality field-based youth program," said RGISC Executive Director Tricia Cortez. "The Roundup helps us create greater awareness about the river across a large territory, and nurture a new generation of young people who care about the environment." RGISC's 9th annual Rio Research Roundup is set for October 11, 2018.