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U.S. EPA calls for removal of toxic waste in the San Jacinto River

On September 28, 2016 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed removal of the deadly dioxin-contaminated wastes at the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site in Channelview, Harris County. These wastes, first placed in unlined pits located on the banks of the river in the mid-1960s, have already caused harm to the river, Galveston Bay, […]

Punctured fuel tanks cause diesel spill near San Jacinto Monument

Late last night, a tanker on the Houston Ship Channel near the San Jacinto Monument, hit an unknown object that punctured its fuel tanks, leading to a spill of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The tanker was not carrying any cargo and the diesel spilled from the vessel’s […]

Speak up for regional water plans that better protect water for wildlife

It is not an easy life for fish and wildlife in Texas rivers and streams. The long droughts have taken their toll on the health of the aquatic world. To make the problem worse, human water demands also impact the amount of water left in rivers and streams. In Texas, regional water plans guide projects to […]

Wastewater treatment facility releases 135,000 gallons of partially-treated sewage into Galveston Bay

A City of Galveston wastewater treatment facility released approximately 135,000 gallons of partially-treated domestic sewage into Galveston Bay near Port Industrial Boulevard on the evening of Sunday, August 21. An updated statement from Galveston County Health District: The Galveston County Health District does not have regulatory oversight of City of Galveston wastewater operations – it’s under the […]

Thank you to all GBF summer interns!

GBF’s 2016 Summer Interns Alex Page, Conservation Programs Intern funded by Exxon Mobil Alex assisted with marsh grass planting, oyster reef restoration activities, land stewardship days, and participated in the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research and Conservation program. Additionally, he helped research several conservation topics. “Alex did a little bit of everything.” – Anna Deichmann, GBF Land […]

High bacteria concentrations in Moses Lake at Texas City Prairie Preserve

GBF’s Water Quality Monitoring Team has collected high Enterococci bacteria concentrations in Moses Lake at Texas City Prairie Preserve for the past week and a half. All three samples collected since June 28 have exceeded TCEQ limits for contact recreation (ie. swimming). The most recent sample was collected on July 7. Enteroccoci is an indicator […]

Speak up for strong desalination permitting by July 5th!

In response to recent legislation, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has proposed rules streamlining the process to authorize diversions and discharges for desalination facilities. The proposed rules, although a good start, do not include adequate protections and must be strengthened to protect our bays and coastal wildlife. No desalination diversion or discharge operation […]

What’s the deal with flesh-eating bacteria in Galveston Bay?

This article was originally written by Galveston Bay Foundation’s Scott Jones, Director of Advocacy in August 2015. Since Vibrio is in the news again lately, we decided to re-post the article in the interest of keeping the public informed. *The Texas Department of State Health Services chart has been updated to reflect the most recent […]