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
Welcome to our new website! The content is essentially the same, but our new design has an updated look and feel. We hope the information is easier to find and navigate. Here you will find information on Galveston Bay and how you are connected to this valuable natural resource. Learn how you can be a part in protecting our bay for generations to come!
So what can you do to Back the Bay? Get out and Drive & Discover Galveston Bay with the new 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!
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