Exploration Green, a yearslong project to turn a Clear Lake golf course into a detention pond, has won a Houston-Galveston Area Council award, according to an Oct. 21 press release.

H-GAC gave the Exploration Green Conservancy an Our Great Region Award in the Excellence category. Our Great Region Awards recognize outstanding organizations making the 13-county region that makes up H-GAC a better place to live and work. The Excellence award is the highest tier of awards H-GAC offers for projects that advance H-GAC's decadeslong plan to proposer the region, the release reads.

The award from H-GAC is Exploration Green's ninth regional recognition. The project has also earned two national awards, according to the release.

Exploration Green Conservancy Chairman Frank Weary will attend an award ceremony Nov. 1 at H-GAC's main offices and provide an overview of the project. Exploration Green, set to be complete in 2021, will eventually hold 500 million gallons of stormwater and protect 2,000 to 3,000 surrounding homes from flooding during storms.