Native Plant and Fish Habitat Restoration

Fishery Habitat Restoration

A Conroe multi-organizational coalition is being recognized with the state’s highest environmental honor, the 2013 Texas Environmental Excellence Award in the Civic/Community category.

Establishing Native Aquatic Vegetation in Lake Conroe, TX

Establishment of submersed aquatic plant founder colonies in Lake Conroe required: 1) a source of plants and 2) protection from grazing by grass carp and other herbivores for some species. We used the following as a general outline for founder colony establishment.

Restoring native plant habitats to Lake Conroe

The San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) has recently partnered with Seven Coves Bass Club, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF) in an attempt to restore native plant habitats to Lake Conroe.

SJRA GUIDELINES FOR REMOVING DEBRIS OR VEGETATION FROM THE BED OF LAKE CONROE

The San Jacinto River Authority is an active partner with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and many other stakeholders in programs to enhance fish habitat in Lake Conroe.

SJRA partners on Habitat enhancement program on Lake Conroe

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SJRA receives no money from the state, nor does it collect any type of taxes. Income is primarily derived from the sale and distribution of water and treatment of wastewater. This revenue covers the cost of operation and maintenance as well as outstanding debt. Revenue bonds are sold to finance projects.


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