If you already enjoy ecotourism in the Galveston Bay area, you
are already aware of the benefits the estuary has to offer. If you are not
already an avid birder or nature viewer, you will be amazed at the
diversity of wildlife and habitats in the Galveston Bay Watershed.
instance, Chambers County is visited by tourists primarily for
natural attractions such as bird watching at High Island or wildlife
viewing at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. There are many
stops around Galveston Bay on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail,
which links 500 miles of coastal bird viewing sites from Brownsville
There is much you can do to help Galveston Bay
in your daily routines and by your degree of involvement in estuary
issues. Of particular importance is your level of awareness of the
bay and its environmental challenges. As an
informed stakeholder, your daily activities can become beneficial to
the bay and your involvement in decision-making at the neighborhood,
local community, and state level is enhanced.
There are many
opportunities in which you can participate, from removing litter
from our communities, waterways, and beaches to planting marsh
vegetation and trees.