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If you are a reporter working on deadline, or would like to arrange an interview with Galveston Bay Foundation staff or board members, please contact: Claire Everett at or 281 332 3381 x208

Oyster Gardening a Growing Sensation on Tiki Island

There is a popular saying around the village of Tiki Island. “Spat is where it’s at,” exclaimed Patty White, an island resident and a volunteer with Galveston Bay Foundation’s Oyster Gardening Program. White, a retired math and science teacher, and her husband Don permanently relocated to Tiki Island six years ago. Shortly thereafter she was […]

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‘Marsh Maniacs’ Plant More Than 15,000 Stems of Smooth Cordgrass

The Galveston Bay Foundation welcomed 120 “marsh maniacs” to the Bay on June 18 for Marsh Mania, the organization’s annual marsh grass planting event. Volunteers planted 15,400 stems of smooth cordgrass at three locations around the Galveston Bay system, restoring approximately 7 acres of wetland habitat in the process. “Planting marsh grass is hard work, […]

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Inaugural Houston Oyster & SeaFest to Benefit Oyster Shell Recycling & Habitation Restoration Efforts

The Galveston Bay Foundation announced plans for the inaugural Houston Oyster & SeaFest sponsored by Coca-Cola, which will be held Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park. The festival will feature a variety of acclaimed restaurants from throughout the greater Houston area and will also […]

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Annual Bay Day Festival Returns to Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, May 14

The Galveston Bay Foundation’s annual Bay Day Festival will return to the Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is the first time the event will be held in-person since 2019. The festival was held virtually each of the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   This year’s […]

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Celebrate the Bay at Galveston Bay Foundation’s Virtual Bay Day Festival

    CONTACT: Claire Everett 832-536-2259 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Houston, TX – May 12, 2021 – On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Galveston Bay Foundation will virtually host its annual Bay Day Festival, a day of free fun activities and educational programming for kids and adults, focusing on the Galveston Bay ecosystem and ecology.  View the full […]

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