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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Claire Everett
832-536-2259
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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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Join Us For Virtual Bay Day Festival Saturday, May 15, 2021!

  • May 11, 2021

Galveston Bay Foundation is thrilled to host our annual Bay Day Festival as a virtual event on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00am on our Facebook page and this webpage. This one-day event is a celebration that includes engaging virtual exhibits from a variety of environmental organizations and partners. In addition to virtual exhibits,  Galveston […]

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Summer Camp

  • April 20, 2021

Summer Camp Get ready to explore, imagine, and create during Galveston Bay Foundation’s Summer Camp Opportunities!   Week-Long Adventures Campers will explore a variety of ecosystems, participate in hands-on lessons, and learn how they can help the Bay during this 5-day camp. Camp agenda does include time for lunch (parent provided).COVID-19 Safety Procedures and more details will be sent to registrants prior to camp attendance.  […]

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Join Us for Oyster Month this April: Buy Tickets Today!

  • March 26, 2021

Come Shellabrate With Us! This April, Galveston Bay Foundation is hosting our inaugural Oyster Month. We have several opportunities for you to enjoy some delicious oysters at one of our partner restaurants starting at $50. Sign up for restaurant discounts, cooking classes, VIP tastings, and more. LEARN MORE / PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!

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Where to recycle Christmas trees in the Houston-Galveston area!

  • January 04, 2021

Sustainable Sasha here with Christmas tree recycling info for the community around Galveston Bay to keep these beloved trees out of the landfill! Many recycling centers and programs across the Houston-Galveston region have stepped up to help repurpose them into mulch, park landscaping materials, and more. You can also often get free mulch at recycling […]

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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 ceverett@galvbay.org 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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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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40 acres of new oyster habitat created in first dual sanctuary and commercial harvest reef of its kind in Galveston Bay

  • January 27, 2021

Media Contacts: Claire Everett or Carson Sartain 832-536-2259 | 214-335-5836 ceverett@galvbay.org or carson.sartain@TNC.org (Houston, TX – January 27, 2021) – 40 acres of new oyster habitat were recently constructed in the Upper Galveston Bay/Trinity Bay area and it’s the first restoration project of its kind in Galveston Bay. The partnership project between conservation organizations Galveston […]

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Galveston Bay Foundation protects 106 Acres on Dollar Bay in Texas City

  • December 17, 2020

Galveston Bay Foundation protects 106 Acres on Dollar Bay in Texas City (Kemah, TX – December 17, 2020) This week, Galveston Bay Foundation acquired 106 acres in Galveston County as part of its continued effort to protect coastal habitat through property acquisitions and conservation easements. The newly conserved property is directly adjacent to a planned […]

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

  • September 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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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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40 acres of new oyster habitat created in first dual sanctuary and commercial harvest reef of its kind in Galveston Bay

  • January 27, 2021

Media Contacts: Claire Everett or Carson Sartain 832-536-2259 | 214-335-5836 ceverett@galvbay.org or carson.sartain@TNC.org (Houston, TX – January 27, 2021) – 40 acres of new oyster habitat were recently constructed in the Upper Galveston Bay/Trinity Bay area and it’s the first restoration project of its kind in Galveston Bay. The partnership project between conservation organizations Galveston […]

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Galveston Bay Foundation protects 106 Acres on Dollar Bay in Texas City

  • December 17, 2020

Galveston Bay Foundation protects 106 Acres on Dollar Bay in Texas City (Kemah, TX – December 17, 2020) This week, Galveston Bay Foundation acquired 106 acres in Galveston County as part of its continued effort to protect coastal habitat through property acquisitions and conservation easements. The newly conserved property is directly adjacent to a planned […]

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