News from the Bay

As stewards of Galveston Bay, we’re extremely active in promoting the kinds of projects and opportunities that have a positive impact on the Bay. Below are current press releases and articles to learn more about these developments, what’s happening in Galveston Bay and how we’re involved.

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Blog interviews Galveston Bay Foundation About the Future of Galveston Bay

  • May 17, 2022

  Danielle Riberio from interviewed the Galveston Bay Foundation as part of their ‘ Talks With…’ podcast. This series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world. Over the years, many habitats, from coastal marshes to […]

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Get Involved, Make a Difference & Invest in Our Bay this Earth Month!

  • April 07, 2022

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, but there are many ways you can get involved, make a difference, and invest in our Bay all month long! Visit our Earth Month 2022 page, which will be updated throughout the month, to learn more about opportunities for you and your family to participate in Earth Month […]

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When is the best time to see dolphins in upper Galveston Bay?

  • February 03, 2022

Many people often ask, “When can I see dolphins in upper Galveston Bay?” A recent study conducted by the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program indicates that both water temperature and salinity are factors in determining the presence of dolphins in upper Galveston Bay. We are thrilled to announce that our study “Salinity and water temperature as […]

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Is Galveston Bay safe for swimming?

  • July 02, 2021

Summers in Texas get so hot, it’s no wonder that people choose to cool off in the water! From swimming and kayaking to sailing and fishing, Houston-Galveston Area residents flock to Galveston Bay frequently to enjoy a variety of water recreation activities. Many of these people reach out to Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) to ask […]

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Marsh Mania Month

  • June 03, 2021

We are excited to offer Marsh Mania as an IN-PERSON event for 2021, so be ready for the wet and muddy marsh grass planting fun! Though Marsh Mania is normally a single-day, large-scale marsh planting event, we will instead be offering several smaller Marsh Mania days in the month of June to spread volunteers out […]

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News Stories

Oyster Gardening a Growing Sensation on Tiki Island

  • August 02, 2022

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

  • June 23, 2022

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

  • May 20, 2022

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

  • May 09, 2022

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

  • May 12, 2021

    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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Press Releases

Galveston Bay Foundation Acquires Over 4,700 Acres of Coastal Habitat in Brazoria and Galveston Counties

  • October 26, 2021

Media Contact: Bob Stokes, President 832-536-2253 (Kemah, TX – Oct. 26, 2021) The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) recently acquired 4,714 acres of coastal habitat along Halls Bayou and West Galveston Bay in Brazoria and Galveston Counties, to be named The Chocolate Bay Preserve. The preserve will be forever protected as open space and natural […]

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WaterMyYard – A new app helps keep lawns healthy while saving money and water

  • July 21, 2021

Media Contacts: Claire Everett or Kelsey Seeker 832-536-2259 | 281-627-1708 or (Houston, TX – July 21, 2021) – Houston-area lawns need irrigation to keep them healthy in the summer, but overwatering contributes to water quality issues and water waste. Overall, lawn watering accounts for approximately 40 percent of residential water usage. Texas A&M […]

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Galveston Bay Foundation Marsh Mania Events Highlight Community Habitat Restoration Efforts

  • June 03, 2021

                                                                                                                 Media Contact: Claire Everett 832-536-2259   MEDIA ALERT 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 […]

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Headwaters to Baywaters: A Story of Urban Resilience Launches

  • May 04, 2021

For more information or images: Ali Flanders Dodson 713.523.6135 ext. 4012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Headwaters to Baywaters: A Story of Urban Resilience Launches May 4, 2021 – Houston, Texas – Story map informs and educates on the importance of riparian corridors and the need to protect them in our region. Bayou Land Conservancy, Buffalo […]

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73 acres of valuable wetlands increase habitat restoration efforts in Dollar Bay

  • February 11, 2021

Media Contact: Claire Everett 832-536-2259 (Kemah, TX – February 11, 2021) – Construction is underway to add 73 acres of wetland restoration and shoreline protection in Dollar Bay – Moses Lake. The joint conservation effort between Galveston Bay Foundation and local, state, and federal partners will add 47 marsh grass terraces of intertidal marsh […]

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