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

Extending abstract submission deadline to June 1, 2015.

10th State of the Bay Symposium, January 13-14, 2016

We are excited to announce the upcoming State of the Bay Symposium set for early January 2016 located at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston, Texas. The symposium theme is "20 Years of Successfully Preserving Galveston Bay."

We are currently accepting abstracts for presentations, posters and panel discussions.  The submission deadline is May 15, 2015. Please see the link below for details. If you have questions, please call Cynthia Clevenger (281)486-1245 or Sarah Bernhardt at (281)486-1240.

10th State of the Bay Symposium Call for Presentations


Drive & Discover Galveston Bay with the phone app now available through iTunes and Google Play. The interactive guide contains photos, maps, site descriptions and driving directions to each site. Download the app today and discover the outdoors!

Visit backthebay.org for more ways you can help preserve Galveston Bay!