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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Meet the most recent ‘young-of-the-year’ in Galveston Bay

  • August 11, 2022

The second quarter of the year is when we expect to meet the most new calves, and this year was no exception! So far, the Galveston Bay Dolphin Research Program has documented over a dozen young-of-the-year (YOYs) that belong to moms in their catalog. By May each year, we typically start seeing large mother/calf groups […]

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Great.com interviews Galveston Bay Foundation About the Future of Galveston Bay

  • May 17, 2022

  Danielle Riberio from Great.com interviewed the Galveston Bay Foundation as part of their ‘Great.com 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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Bike Around the Bay Raises More Than Half a Million Dollars for Work to Preserve The Bay, New Title Sponsor Announced

  • October 27, 2022

Media Contact: Anthony Oppermann Communications and Marketing Manager aoppermann@galvbay.org 832-536-2259 KEMAH, Texas – Oct. 27, 2022 – Bike Around the Bay, the annual two-day cycling event along the Upper Texas Coast, was held this past weekend and raised more than $500,000 in support of the Galveston Bay Foundation and its work to preserve and enhance […]

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Place-Based Education Program Brings the Environment to Students

  • September 23, 2022

Allison Baldwin knows many of the students at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena likely will never have the opportunity to experience the wetlands around Galveston Bay. “We don’t have as ready access to the aquatic environment that a lot of the students down in Galveston do,” she said. The same can be said for […]

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Aided by Volunteers, Sweetwater Lake Restoration Project Nearing Completion

  • September 21, 2022

A recent trip to Galveston Bay Foundation’s Sweetwater Preserve was anything but a typical day in the office for a group of volunteers from Aramco Americas. Ties and sport coats were swapped out for Kelly green T-shirts and waders. No florescent lighting in this workspace, just abundant sunshine occasionally filtered by soft white clouds. The […]

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Naming Dolphins Has Added Meaning for Kemah Couple

  • September 16, 2022

“What do you give somebody who has everything?” asked Marian Cornelius. While searching for a gift with extra special meaning, Marian and her husband Austin came across a unique option: adopt a dolphin. “When we go out on our boat, seeing the dolphins in our backyard is really phenomenal,” Marian said. “So, we thought it […]

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Galveston Bay Water Monitoring Duo Up for the Test

  • August 25, 2022

  Dave Bulliner is a self-proclaimed “lab rat.” “I’m just like the little rats that run around in the lab,” he said with a smile. Bulliner’s passion for lab work goes back to his college days at Southern Illinois University. He was a student worker in the zoology department, tasked with maintaining the channel catfish […]

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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 bstokes@galvbay.org 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 ceverett@galvbay.org or kseeker@subsidence.org (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 ceverett@galvbay.org   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 adodson@katyprairie.org 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 ceverett@galvbay.org (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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