About the Galveston Bay Foundation

 

The Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) focuses on four main program areas: advocacy, conservation, education, and research. All areas strive to ensure the Bay remains a beautiful and productive place for generations to come. One of GBF's greatest abilities is working with all users of the Bay. This has allowed GBF to form a strong collaboration with citizens, communities, and other partners working on behalf of a healthy Bay.

For more information about the Galveston Bay Foundation, visit our website at www.galvbay.org


In 2015, with your support, we:

  • Created, restored, and enhanced approximately 50 acres of freshwater wetlands and prairie habitat at Rich Sanctuary
  • Coordinated our annual Trash Bash event with 803 volunteers collecting an estimated 3.4 tons of trash, recyclables, and compostable materials as well as 53 tires from the Armand Bayou watershed
  • Debuted the Galveston Bay Action Network (GBAN) pollution reporting tool that allows the public to report incidences of pollution around the Bay and automatically forward those reports to authorities
  • Engaged 1,949 students at 22 schools through the Get Hip to Habitat environmental education program
  • Reclaimed an estimated 156 tons of oyster shells from restaurants around the Bay area and created over 230 feet of oyster bar breakwaters with the recycled shells
  • Permanently protected more than 1,700 acres of high quality coastal wetland and prairie habitat known as Gordy Marsh in Chambers County
  • Published the inaugural Galveston Bay Report Card, in which the Bay earned an overall grade of "C", to track the health of the Bay through 19 key indicators

 

 


 

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