Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's Green Infrastructure Program
Graphic and Web Designs promoting Green Infrastructure projects catered to all watershed communities in Texas.
Image of Exploration Green Phase 2, Clear Lake City, Texas. A partnership project between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Community Watershed Partners, Clear Lake City Water Authority, Galveston Bay Foundation, Sea Grant Texas, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a unique education agency with a statewide network of over 5,000 professional educators and trained volunteers, and 250 designated county offices throughout the state. Reaching near-and-far in order to address local priority needs. 
Part of the Disaster Assessment and Recovery (DAR) unit of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, is Green Infrastructure For Texas (GIFT) a community-driven team that examines Green Infrastructure practices, big or small. Whether assessing individual properties, vulnerable neighborhoods, or even large undeveloped land - these nature-based solutions are intended to work with built-in drainage systems to meet the needs of watershed communities throughout Texas. As recently featured in a Fox 26 Houston spotlight!
GIFT team staff lead workshops, provide technical assistance, complete on-the-ground ecosystem projects, organize stakeholder groups, collect data, lead volunteers, provide hands-on learning experiences for students, and much more. GIFT uses innovative design practices that emphasize local strengths and context to reduce flood risk while providing a multitude of other benefits including:
• Reducing Stormwater Runoff
• Protecting and Improving Water Quality
• Providing Community Green Spaces
• Supporting Local Priorities and Emerging Needs
GIFT WordPress Website

A WordPress powered website, duplicated from our system-wide Texas A&M AgriLife theme. Though the Web Operations department set parameters in place that limit website customization for staff across the state, I greatly contributed to graphic production, enhanced accessibility scores, compiled site traffic reports, and maintained plug-in updates for our CMS' backend. View my restructure of GIFT's project details and efforts at agrilife.org/gift.
Texas Regional Stormwater Wetland Manual: Gulf Coast Region

As a member of a steering committee that gathered all relevant content, I produced a non-technical guide for watershed communities to begin planning and developing a stormwater wetland project. Talking points include benefits, communicating with multiple parties, ecosystem design and construction ideas, terminology, and addressing maintenance and safety concerns. View the readable online version here.
Fats, Oils, and Grease Bill Inserts 

In partnership and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Texas' Coastal Management Program, I created inserts that backed the Cease the Grease campaign - initiated by the Texas General Land Office that advised citizens to protect their sewage systems by avoiding the disposal of fats, oils, and grease into their drainage. Over 5,200 copies were paired with water bills and distributed throughout Galveston and Brazoria Counties.
Green Infrastructure Team Leaflets

A core piece of collateral distributed at our Texas A&M AgriLife Extension workshops, these 4" x 6" double-sided leaflets informed all attendees about the impact of Green Infrastructure as well as the contact information for our local Green Infrastructure staff.
City Zoning Districts Charts

I produced (9) A1-sized poster boards for public participants at a community-driven project identification workshop, to be officially used by the host city of Port Lavaca, TX.
Field Photography 

Captured images from 2 volunteer planting events at the Houston Botanic Garden during the the COVID-19 pandemic. More photographs available upon request.
© Copyright Brian Garcia, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Captured more images from 2 more planting events at Exploration Green with our own AgriLife Extension staff, and Clear Lake Intermediate School students another weekend soon after. More photographs available upon request.
© Copyright Brian Garcia, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

My photography was featured in two of AgriLife Today's news articles: 
I have physical copies of completed projects available to present once we schedule an in-person interview. 😉
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