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.
A group of stakeholders came together with one central goal: envisioning a region free from trash and plastic pollution that impacts bayous, lakes, and rivers leading to Galveston Bay. From this, Trash Summit Meetings were generated where these stakeholders met to coordinate regional litter abatement efforts and created the Partners in Litter Prevention (PLP). The first major initiative of the PLP was to develop the Galveston Bay Watershed Aquatic Debris Action Plan through a series of meetings focused on researching, reducing, and removing litter. To find out more about the PLP, the Action Plan, and the next Trash Summit meeting visit www.donttrashagoodthing.org.
The State of the Bay website is now available and filled with historical information and up-to-date analysis of the conditions in and around Galveston Bay. The State of the Bay Report was transformed into an interactive website by the Houston Advanced Research Center and is an excellent resource for the Galveston Bay community. Explore the report’s new visualization tools, such as the data viewer , map gallery , success stories, and more at www.stateofgalvbay.org .