Galveston Bay Foundation Marsh Mania Events Highlight Community Habitat Restoration Efforts

  • June 03, 2021
  • News


                                                                                                               Media Contact:
Claire Everett



Galveston Bay Foundation Marsh Mania Events Highlight Community Habitat Restoration Efforts

Aramco Americas serves as the lead sponsor for Marsh Mania 2021

 An anticipated 200 volunteers will plant marsh grass at three sites around the Bay this June as part of Galveston Bay Foundation’s 23rd annual Marsh Mania event. Marsh Mania is Galveston Bay Foundation’s signature community event that connects participants to the Bay and the importance of wetland habitats in a hands-on, muddy, and fun way. This year, volunteers will transplant smooth cordgrass to the intertidal shorelines of Beach City, TX, Galveston, TX and at Galveston Bay Foundation’s home in Kemah, TX.

In its 22 consecutive years, Marsh Mania has involved more than 8,500 community volunteers in the restoration of over 214 acres of vital salt marsh habitat at 99 locations around Galveston Bay. In addition to the large annual Marsh Mania event, Galveston Bay Foundation also hosts smaller marsh grass planting events throughout the year for groups ranging from scout troops to fishing groups and corporate groups.

Marsh Mania 2021 is made possible thanks to generous support from Aramco Americas. Additional sponsors and partners of Marsh Mania include United Airlines, Citgo, Transocean, Bass Pro and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Coca Cola Southwest Beverages, John P. McGovern Foundation, Odfjell, NRG Reliant Energy, Port Houston, EXP, Coastal Conservation Association, Houston Wilderness, ERM, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Galveston Bay Estuary Program, City of Kemah, US Fish and Wildlife, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

When:  June 4, 5, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23, and 26, 2021

Where: At sites in Beach City, TX, Galveston, TX and Kemah, TX

Interviews and b-roll opportunities at the Kemah, TX site:
Bob Stokes, Galveston Bay Foundation President
Emily Ford, Galveston Bay Foundation Volunteer Engagement Manager
B-roll and photos of marsh grass planting

Who: Please contact Claire Everett at or call 832-536-2259 for additional details and to arrange any interviews or on-site visits