Charriss York is an Extension Program Director at TCWP where she works on stormwater projects and oversees the Green Infrastructure For Texas (GIFT) team. She joined the TCWP team in the spring of 2006 and in 2008 took over the Stormwater Program. Charriss focuses on increasing awareness about stormwater, non-point source pollution and Low Impact Development. She has been involved with projects to implement on the ground examples of stormwater best management practices and stormwater wetlands in Galveston and Harris Counties. Charriss has also led the Wetland Restoration Team for TCWP, taught at the High school and college level and has 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.