Exploration Green wins Houston-Galveston Area Council award

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.
By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.