Welcome to the Galveston Bay Estuary Program
Preserving Galveston Bay for generations to come
Our purpose is to provide comprehensive ecosystem management through collaborative
partnerships and to ensure preservation of Galveston Bay’s multiple uses.
Galveston Bay Plan, 2nd Edition
The Galveston Bay Plan is being updated. The Galveston Bay Plan, 2nd Edition is designed as a revision of the current plan to preserve its strengths while also identifying new approaches to preservation and conservation. The 2nd Edition was approved by the Galveston Bay Council on October 17th, 2018. It will go to TCEQ and EPA for approval in 2019.
Coastal Heritage Preserve
The Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve currently encompasses a 605-acre conservation area on West Galveston Island. The preserve connects people to nature in a unique way. Recent expansion of the preserve has demonstrated the importance of partnership and coordination in our region.
Back the Bay Campaign
The Back the Bay campaign was created in 2005 by the Estuary Program and continues to be an outreach resource for the Galveston Bay watershed. The Back the Bay website has videos, radio spots, and other outreach materials.