Protecting the Land You Love: Galveston Bay Foundation Earns National Recognition

  • March 19, 2019
  • Media

One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 1987, Galveston Bay Foundation has been doing just that around the Bay. Now, its land trust accreditation has been renewed by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. This five-year term affiliates Galveston Bay Foundation with a network of more than 400 accredited land trusts across the nation and helps ensure the permanence of its land conservation efforts.

“We are a stronger organization than ever as a result of the rigorous accreditation renewal process,” said Matt Singer, Galveston Bay Foundation Director of Land Conservation. “Our strength means special places such as Turtle Bayou Nature Preserve will be protected forever.”

Galveston Bay Foundation underwent extensive evaluation to achieve this accreditation distinction, signifying a commitment to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.

Accredited Land Trusts now steward approximately 20 million acres – the size of Denali, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Everglades and Yosemite National Parks combined. And Galveston Bay Foundation contributes to that number through protection of 8,065 acres of land via conservation easements and fee simple properties around Galveston Bay, ensuring it remains a healthy and productive place for generations to come.

About the Galveston Bay Foundation

Established in 1987, Galveston Bay Foundation is a 501(c)(3)non-profitorganization. Its mission is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come. For more information, call (281) 332-3381,visit www.galvbay.org,like us onFacebook,or follow uson Twitter @GBayFoundation