Texas AgriLife Extension
Charriss York is a Program Director for the Texas Community Watershed Partners, a program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service through the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Science, and the Disaster Assessment and Recovery Unit. York joined the TCWP team in 2006, in 2008 she took over the stormwater program, and in 2020 became one of two TCWP Program Directors.
York leads the Green Infrastructure for Texas (GIFT) team that focuses on increasing awareness of green infrastructure practices to manage stormwater for both flooding and water quality benefits. Charriss has worked with communities in Galveston and Harris Counties to implement on the ground examples of green infrastructure and stormwater wetlands. In addition, she facilitates watershed planning and implementation activities including stakeholder engagement and non-point source pollution prevention.
Charriss has also led the Wetland Restoration Team for TCWP, taught at the high school and college level and worked on conservation projects for Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Charriss holds a B.S. in Biology from Truman State University and a M.S. in Botany from Oklahoma State University.