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How successful we are in preserving Galveston Bay hinges on the willingness of our local community to step in and help out. Whether you’d like to get your hands dirty with a shore cleanup, help us raise awareness, become an advocate for Galveston Bay, or rehabilitate wildlife, we’d love to discuss how you can get more involved. Take a look at our numerous opportunities, or contact at 281 332 3381 for more specific information.
A membership gift of $35 or more allows you to join the Galveston Bay Foundation and a growing community of individuals, businesses and foundations who are dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing our coastal community. Members enjoy a one-year subscription to our Gazette newsletter and invitations and opportunities to join us throughout the year. Join us today by making a gift of $35 or more.
When you adopt or name a Galveston Bay dolphin, your contribution goes directly to our Dolphin Research and Conservation Program. Our adoption kits make a meaningful and unique gift, and they’re a great way to raise awareness of issues facing native wildlife in Galveston Bay.
To keep Galveston Bay as clean as possible, we need all hands on deck. That’s why we created the Galveston Bay Action Network (GBAN), an interactive tool for reporting pollution in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, and Harris counties.
GBAN enables citizens to report pollution relating to sewage, abandoned vessels, discolored water, fish kill,
septic systems, trash and debris, and more. Once a report has been submitted, it’s then sent directly to the appropriate authorities to take action.
This project is funded in part by a Texas Coastal Management Program Grant approved by the approved by the Texas Land Commissioner pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA17NOS4190139, and by a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program Grant Number 00D43916.
Download the Galveston Bay Action Network mobile app from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
Whether it’s by sponsoring a signature event or by participating in a volunteer workday for your company, we have several opportunities for companies to get involved with Bay stewardship. Corporate partnerships with Galveston Bay Foundation are a great way to demonstrate your company’s commitment to the long-term health of the Bay and gain exposure through nationally-recognized, community-based conservation efforts.
Contact Genevieve Genest at 281 332 3381 x204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on corporate partnership opportunities.
In the Bay, a Cast is a group of juvenile crabs who make a significant contribution to the health and well-being of the Bay. Similarly, at Galveston Bay Foundation our Cast is a group of young professionals who raise awareness for the Bay and are leaders in conservation. Cast members participate in wildlife workdays, attend our important annual fundraising Gala, and enjoy many social and service events throughout the year.
Stay up to date with The Cast on our Facebook page.
We invite you to join an exceptional group of community leaders and volunteer champions whose generosity is leading the way to a Bay brimming with vitality, and contributing to the community in every possible way.
The Heron Society, Galveston Bay Foundations annual giving society, recognizes these individuals for their outstanding leadership and serves as a platform to inspire others to also take action that protects the Bay and its watershed for future generations. Galveston Bay Foundation recognizes individuals and households as Heron Society members in recognition of their cumulative, annual personal gifts, and commitments of $1,000 or more each year. Heron Society members receive special invitations to exclusive Galveston Bay Foundation events and are offered opportunities to grow their involvement and understanding in the work of Galveston Bay Foundation. Please join us!
Often companies will double — or even triple — their employees’ charitable contributions, increasing the impact of your gift. Some employers also match gifts made by retirees, spouses and board members.
Honor a loved one — or celebrate a special occasion — by protecting Galveston Bay. Indicate your honoree when you donate online or contact us at 281-332-3381 X 204.
Galveston Bay Foundation gratefully accepts gifts of land or other property. Such gifts are carefully evaluated in terms of formal land protection or resale to be used to further our ability to ensure the preservation of Galveston Bay. Donating your land to the Galveston Bay Foundation may qualify you for income tax deductions. You also might avoid capital gains taxes, and in many cases, achieve significant estate tax savings.
If you are considering a gift of land to Galveston Bay Foundation we encourage you to talk to us to plan for the maximum benefit of your gift. We strive to honor the wishes of our donors and want to facilitate careful planning to achieve your goals.
A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement between a private landowner and a land trust that allows the landowner to permanently limit the future use of the land. While ownership and use of the land is maintained by the landowner, Galveston Bay Foundation holds the “development rights” and agrees to ensure that the land is maintained in perpetuity.
Property owners can donate land for conservation purposes by a gift or through a will to guarantee that the property and its natural value will be protected forever.
Land without significant conservation value may be donated to Galveston Bay Foundation to be sold, with the proceeds used to support our ongoing programs. Trade lands can be any kind of real estate including homes, ranches, buildings, vacant land, or retail centers.