Protecting the Bay In Our Communities

 

boaterwasteBoater Waste Education – Pump don’t dump! GBF’s Boater Waste Education Campaign aims to decrease the incidence of boater sewage discharge into the Galveston Bay estuary, particularly Clear Lake that has the third highest concentration of privately owned marinas in the United States.
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cleanwaterClean Water Partnership – GBF’s Clean Water Partnership program is a community-driven outreach model with the goal of building relationships with and engaging community organizations in their environment; providing educational opportunities that will lead to behavior change; and helping partners take action in practical ways that can benefit Galveston Bay.
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D&DDrive and Discover Galveston Bay –The Galveston Bay Drive & Discover guide blends human and natural history and documents some of these changes and their effects on our bay’s habitats. From ancient shell middens to world-renowned birdwatching sites, the Drive & Discover guide organizes these and many other sites into seven geographic areas that can be visited as a driving tour around the bay.
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GBANGalveston Bay Action Network –The goal of the Galveston Bay Action Network (GBAN) is to log and map water pollution events while directing citizens to the proper authorities for official incident reporting. GBAN allows the public to share and see what is going on in their backyard – both positive and negative actions.
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rainbarrelRain Barrel Program –Rain barrels are an efficient, low-cost method for collecting rainwater. They are placed at downspouts in order to reduce runoff into storm drains, and can be used for watering a garden or houseplants, among many other uses. GBF’s Rain Barrel Program offers rain barrel workshops to teach bay area citizens and equip them with everything they need to start saving water and helping the environment from home.
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oilspillOil Spill Response –GBF has developed a locally-based volunteer response team for any oil spill that may impact Galveston Bay and the central Texas coast in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, The Texas General Land Office and other agencies. When needed, GBF seeks general volunteers to assist certified oil spill responders with low-to-no hazard tasks.
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watermonitoringWater Monitoring Team –GBF’s Water Monitoring Team (WMT) is a volunteer group dedicated to collecting water quality data from the shoreline of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake. This volunteer program augments professional data collection, fosters stewardship, and the volunteer data compiled through this program are used for educational and decision-making purposes.
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