Officially established in 1989, the Galveston Bay Estuary Program is one of two estuary programs in Texas. We are also one of 28 National Estuary Programs (NEPs) in the United States. As a non-regulatory program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, we are charged with implementing The Galveston Bay Plan — a Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan for Galveston Bay. Our office is located in Houston, Texas. The program
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What we do
The Estuary Program is charged with coordinating and facilitating partnerships to implement The Plan, save tax dollars, leverage federal, state, and local resources and expertise, minimize duplication, and enhance product results while lowering cost to individual organizations.
The success of any estuary program, and subsequent preservation of the bay, hinges on the diversity and vitality of the partnerships