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
Galveston Bay Action Network - GBAN
Through the Galveston Bay Foundation's online tool, citizens are able to report any type of pollution they see in seconds using their desktop or mobile device. This website allows people in all four counties surrounding Galveston Bay to go to one place to submit reports, resulting in the quickest response from the appropriate authorities to get the pollution cleaned up. Visit the the GBAN webpage for more information.
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