Who we are

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 READ MORE

10th State of the Bay Symposium

January 13-14, 2016

The "10th State of the Bay Symposium: 20 Years of Successfully Preserving Galveston Bay" will be January 13-14, 2016 at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston, Texas. Keep checking back for more information.

We are currently reviewing abstracts for presentations, posters and panel discussions.  The submission deadline was June 1, 2015. If you have questions, please call Cynthia Clevenger (281)486-1245 or Sarah Bernhardt at (281)486-1240.

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Did you know the Galveston Bay watershed extends north of Dallas-Fort Worth, and many of the lakes, rivers, bayous and creeks empty into Galveston Bay? So even if you are miles away from the coast—no matter where you live in the Galveston Bay watershed—you're more connected than you think.

Download the new Back the Bay poster and visit backthebay.org on ways you can help preserve and protect Galveston Bay.

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