The Flood Control District’s mission is to provide flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. While the exact project plans are still being finalized, the Flood Control District is performing environmental habitat modeling, as well as working with an interagency coordination team (ICT) to design mitigation and planting requirements, which includes but is not limited to rehabilitating existing floodplain forest, reconnecting remnant oxbows, planting native trees, adding a tree buffer zone, maintaining a minimum canopy cover and aggressively removing and treating invasive species.
The ICT membership includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas General Land Office, Brazoria County Drainage District No. 4, the City of Pearland, the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Houston Parks Board.