Galveston Bay Foundation’s 24th Annual Marsh Mania Helped Restore Marsh Grass Ahead of National Estuaries Week

  • September 11, 2023
  • News

Marsh Mania is a nationally recognized, award-winning community-based marsh restoration event that has been a cornerstone of the Galveston Bay area since its inception in 1999. It is an initiative that has restored more than 213 acres of vital salt marsh habitat involving over 8,000 volunteers in its rich history.

During this year’s 24th Annual Marsh Mania, over 90 volunteers from the community and corporate groups gathered for a hands-on marsh planting with the goal to not only restore our precious marshlands but also to increase awareness and appreciation of wetland habitats and their functions. There were 14,200 stems of marsh grass planted at the Candy Abshier Wildlife Management area as we educated volunteers on the upcoming National Estuaries Week.

“We are so grateful to the community and corporate sponsors who help bring Marsh Mania to life every year. Our success would not be possible without their support, and the hard work of the Galveston Bay Foundation staff who plan the event itself,” says Galveston Bay Foundation Volunteer Manager, Elisa O’Neal.

Our constant success with Marsh Mania is made possible thanks to generous support from Aramco, Marathon Petroleum Foundation, CITGO, United Airlines, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Transocean, John P. McGovern Foundation, Reliant an NRG Company, Ports America, Odfjell, and Houston Pilots. Thank you for your contributions and for supporting Galveston Bay for generations to come.

About Galveston Bay Foundation

Galveston Bay Foundation is a conservation nonprofit that has served as guardian of Galveston Bay since 1987. Our mission is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come. We work to facilitate a true cross-section of Bay interests through creative, inclusive and forward-thinking solutions to the challenges confronting Galveston Bay. We envision a future Bay that is brimming with vitality, connected to people, and contributing to the community in every possible way.