Clean Coast Texas
Helping communities protect water quality along the Texas Coast

Welcome to the Texas General Land Office / Coastal Texas Study Website

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The Texas Coastal Zone is an important ecological area that spans all or part of 18 counties along the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds of coastal communities and local economies rely on the natural resources provided by the Texas Gulf Coast.
Whether you are a developer, homeowner, business, or an elected official, there is a role for you to play in protecting water quality along the Texas coast! Learn more about development practices that sustain natural resources and support a thriving Gulf Coast economy.
Protecting our water resources from the impacts of nonpoint source pollution is a complex challenge. Learn the basics of stormwater runoff and its impact on the Texas Coastal Zone.

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A guidance manual with stormwater management practices and protocols for use by government agencies, businesses and industries, institutions, and the general public.
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Find practices that local residents can adopt to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff and manage water usage from their own properties.
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Learn about our coast and how to protect it! From technical guidance to trainings and manuals — we’ve compiled much of what you need to know in one easy location.


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