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.
The Galveston Bay Estuary Program (GBEP) will soon be formally seeking project proposals to consider for funding received under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The Galveston Bay Council and its Subcommittees will meet on August 24th to discuss and set project priorities for the first two years. Projects that are eligible for GBEP’s normal Section 320 Clean Water Act funding will also be eligible for BIL funds.
For more information on the BIL funds supporting the National Estuary Program, please visit the National Estuary Program webpage.
Students and interns learn about sampling protocols for the Targeted Bacteria Monitoring Project, a partnership with GBEP, Bayou Preservation Association, and the Student Conservation Association. Find out more about this project and others on our current projects page .
The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) is pleased to launch the first phase of the Galveston Bay Regional Monitoring Database (RMD), now available at galvbaydata.org . The RMD is an interactive portal equipped with quality-assured data to support conservation, management, and research related to the Galveston Bay system. The project’s goal is to create a centralized resource with quick access to relevant information and data.
Phase One includes two main components: the Data Catalog and Data Download features. Users can search for, review, and download data across a variety of categories. Phase Two of the project is currently in development and will offer additional datasets, dynamic download capabilities, and interactive tools to enhance the user experience.