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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Virtual Camp

  • August 05, 2020

Virtual Camp Galveston Bay Foundation is excited to provide several safe and engaging learning opportunities for your child this summer via our Camp at Home and Wonders of Wetlands virtual programs. Each program highlights the Galveston Bay ecosystem and connects campers to their role in the environment. Please contact Director of Education, Cindy Wilems, at […]

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Virtual Bay Day Festival 2020!

  • May 16, 2020

Virtual Bay Day Festival 2020! We hosted Bay Day Festival virtually this year on our website and Facebook page on May 16th from 11:00am – 4:15pm! In case you missed it, you can still access presenter videos here. Presenters provided educational videos of their exciting exhibits and participants will learn about the importance of Galveston […]

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Volunteer Appreciation Week: A Note From Emily Ford, Community Programs Manager

  • April 24, 2020

During this 2020 Volunteer Appreciation Week, I want to reflect on the powerful, amazing work that volunteers have done, and continue to do, for Galveston Bay. Galveston Bay is one of the largest and most productive estuaries in the United States. The Bay faces many challenges such as loss of coastal habitat, reduction in wildlife […]

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Galveston Bay Foundation’s Virtual Earth Day Celebration

  • April 23, 2020

Virtual Earth Day Celebration Galveston Bay Foundation hosted a live virtual event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020. From learning about microplastics in the Bay to our staff’s Earth Day resolutions, check out the videos below for the full Earth Day experience. Miss Earth USA Kickoff Nurdle Nick Sustainable […]

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Reuse & Recycling Tips From Sustainable Sasha

  • April 21, 2020

EARTH DAY WITH SUSTAINABLE SASHA Sustainable Sasha here! One of the biggest threats to Galveston Bay is pollution, including everyday sources of litter and trash. The Bay starts in all our backyards. Its watershed extends all the way from Dallas to Galveston. Litter and car oil leaks in our neighborhoods get washed into storm drains […]

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Galveston Bay Foundation continues its Land Conservation Efforts with Acquisition of Flo Hannah Prairie in Brazoria County

  • July 08, 2020

Galveston Bay Foundation continues its Land Conservation Efforts with Acquisition of Flo Hannah Prairie in Brazoria County (Houston, TX – July 8, 2020) Last week, the Galveston Bay Foundation acquired 79 acres of remnant coastal prairie in Brazoria County, as part of its continued effort to conserve coastal habitat through property acquisitions and conservation easements. […]

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Events Are Postponed, But We’re Still Protecting The Bay

  • March 13, 2020

Greetings from Galveston Bay Foundation, To ensure that we do not inadvertently add to the spread of the novel coronavirus, Galveston Bay Foundation has decided to postpone several upcoming events including our Annual Meeting and the Inaugural Houston Oyster Festival. Caring for the Bay includes caring for the community beyond its waters, and our team believes […]

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Houston Chronicle: Early spring cleaning on the Texas coast

  • February 20, 2020
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Houston Chronicle: Environmentalists give Galveston Bay a ‘C’ for overall health

  • January 13, 2020
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Press Releases

Galveston Bay Foundation receives $2.3 million grant to restore marsh along Galveston Bay

  • April 25, 2019

(HOUSTON, TX – April 25, 2019) – This week, Galveston Bay Foundation received a $2.3 million National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) award to continue to restore and create marsh habitat in the Dollar Bay/Moses Lake complex in Galveston Bay. The funding comes to Galveston Bay Foundation through the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, a funding […]

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Volunteers to Restore Essential Habitat at Galveston Bay Foundation’s Signature Marsh Mania Event

  • April 11, 2019

What: More than 160 volunteers will restore wetlands in Galveston County as part of Galveston Bay Foundation’s 21st annual Marsh Mania event on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Marsh Mania engages local citizens in hands-on marsh restoration activities while increasing their awareness and appreciation of wetland habitats and functions. Marsh Mania volunteers will transplant smooth cordgrass […]

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Multi-day water monitoring samples indicate presence of benzene in Houston Ship Channel

  • March 25, 2019

Galveston Bay Foundation collects water samples in response to Deer Park Fire  (HOUSTON, TX – March 25, 2019) Galveston Bay Foundation collected 14 samples over four days starting on Friday, March 22, from areas both upstream and downstream from the ITC fire. All the samples showed less than one part per billion of benzene in […]

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

  • March 19, 2019

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 […]

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YES Prep Public Schools and Galveston Bay Foundation Join Explorer Philippe Cousteau, Jr. to Protect Local Waterways

  • March 12, 2019

What: Philippe Cousteau, Jr’s EarthEcho International, a leading environmental youth leadership organization, YES Prep Public Schools, Galveston Bay Foundation and local Xylem Watermark volunteers are joining forces for clean and healthy local waterways as part of the 2019 EarthEcho Water Challenge. Open to all citizens, students, families and organizations worldwide, the Water Challenge helps anyone […]

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