Each month, for almost 20 years, RGISC tests the water quality of the Rio Grande at four different points in Laredo, and then submits the data to federal and state agencies. Meanwhile, the Texas Clean Rivers Program collects water quality data for much of the basin. Agencies and researchers have also conducted studies of our river.
For two decades, the Rio Grande has been listed as one of the 10 Most Endangered Rivers in the World, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Educating the public and the youth is critical to improving the health of our river to sustain its life-giving waters for generations to come. RGISC education projects include the Rio Research Roundup, Dia del Rio, Loving Laredo Hikes, and Eco-Camp.
We need your help and support to carry out projects and initiatives that will help protect our river and beautiful green spaces, and improve our quality of life. Ongoing projects include: plastic bag reduction campaign, hydraulic fracking in the Eagle Ford Shale, an intensive bacteria study of the Rio Grande in Laredo, community gardens, and a smart growth plan for Laredo the combines responsible development with Green Space preservation.