Welcome to Galveston Bay Foundation
|The Galveston Bay Foundation was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit organization to preserve, protect and enhance Galveston Bay -- one of the world's most productive estuaries. Its balanced programs in advocacy, conservation, education, and research strive to ensure that Galveston Bay remains a beautiful and productive place for generations to come.|
Members and Friends Are Invited to GBF's Annual Meeting!
Storm surge and flooding are dangerous elements of any hurricane. How can we make our communities are more resiliant and protect ourselves? Join us to hear TAMU-Galveston Professor Bill Merrell and SSPEED Center researcher Jim Blackburn offer two expert views on how to manage storm surge and flooding in the Houston-Galveston region.
Two Approaches to the Preparation for Hurricane Storm Surges
Reliant EcoShare Program to Benefit GBF and Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
GBF is pleased to be a beneficiary in the Reliant EcoShare Program, a way that Texans can support the Galveston Bay Foundation and offset their own carbon production at the same time. Reliant and EarthShare of Texas have launched a program that allows Reliant customers to help reduce their carbon footprints through the purchase of carbon offsets. And for each customer-purchased offset, Reliant will make a contribution to EarthShare of Texas and its participating organizations. As an EarthShare of Texas participating organization, the GBF will benefit from this program. For more information, visit the EcoShare webpage.
NRG Increases its Partnership with the Galveston Bay Foundation Through $50,000 Donation to Support Oil Spill Recovery
With the oil spill response continuing in Galveston Bay and down the Texas coast and the pace increasing, the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) received a $50,000 donation by NRG Energy—a $25,000 corporate donation matched with another $25,000 grant from the NRG Gulf Coast region—to aid GBF in oil spill recovery efforts in Galveston Bay. See our press release for more details.
Support GBF Through H-E-B, EarthShare of Texas Tear Pad Promotion
Supporters of the Galveston Bay Foundation can now give to GBF when checking out at any Texas H-E-B in April! In recognition of Earth Day, H-E-B has teamed up with EarthShare of Texas to allow customers to support program work of local EarthShare of Texas organizations through the tear pad campaign. By tearing off and including a coupon for $1, $3, or $5 at checkout, GBF will recieve a portion of the donation along with other local environmental organizations. Just look for the coupon shown below the next time you visit H-E-B!
GBF to Serve as Volunteer Management Organization for Oil Spill in Galveston Bay
GBF is working with the Coast Guard to activate and deploy volunteers beginning Friday, March 28th. These volunteers are among the nearly 1,000 volunteers that have been signing up to help through the Central Texas Coastal Area Committee website.
At this time, we are not collecting additional volunteers for the volunteer database, as we plan to first activate and utilize the initial group before opening it back up to sign-ups if needed.
Volunteers who have signed-up will continue to receive updates via email from the volunteer coordinator. For the latest info on the spill response, please visit http://www.texascityyresponse.com/
Oil Spill - Fish and Shellfish Consumption Advisory
Because of the presence of oil in Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is recommended that people not consume fish, shrimp or crabs from areas where oil is present. Persons should discard fish, shrimp or crabs that have oil on them or have a hydrocarbon smell or taste. For the full advisory from the Texas Dept. of State Health Services including answers to common questions, click here.
We're Now Accepting Submissions for the Bay Gazer Photo Contest!
We're calling all bay enthusiasts with an eye for photography to submit their photos to our 2014 Bay Gazer Photo Contest and join us for the announcement of our winners at Bay Day Festival. There are three entry levels based on age from 11-13 yrs, 14-17 yrs, and ages 18 plus. Each participant may submit up to three photos. The photos will then be carefully selected and voted on by the public at the Bay Day Festival on the Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, April 26. For the rules and more information, visit the Bay Gazer page.
Download Our Drive and Discover Mobile Phone App!
We're excited to be offering a FREE mobile version of our Galveston Bay Drive & Discover Guide, which you can download the app from your iphone or Android app store by searching "Galveston Bay" or by visiting these links: Android:http://goo.gl/Rhomhe Apple:http://goo.gl/iXxDH1
Galveston Bay Drive & Discover Guide is a publication that blends both human and natural history of Galveston Bay into an easy-to-understand guide for visiting points of historic, geologic, and environmental interest. Find out more about the guide here.
The hard copy of the Galveston Bay Drive & Discover Guide is available for free by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address.
One Fun Day to Celebrate the Bay! Join us for Family Fun at Bay Day 2014
Enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly day at the Kemah Boardwalk featuring exhibits and activities that celebrate all that Galveston Bay has to offer! Bring your friends and family to our free Bay Day celebration on Saturday, April 26th. You’ll have opportunities to see and touch local wildlife, create your own Galveston Bay-themed crafts and keepsakes, and learn all about Galveston Bay in a single day!
Looking for volunteer opportunities at Bay Day 2014? We’re happy to have your assistance! Please contact Emily Ford at email@example.com for more information.