Galveston Bay Marine Debris Events

Galveston Bay Marine Debris Events

We seek support for GBF's Marine Debris Removal Program for 2019, to help us plan, organize, and host marine debris clean-up events around Galveston Bay. Events will engage large numbers of volunteers to remove vast amounts of marine debris that endangers a wide variety of fish, birds, and other wildlife. We have three mainstays for 2019: 1)Abandoned Crab Trap Removal, a statewide program managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - GBF hosts two sites on Trinity Bay and East Bay/Bolivar Peninsula; 2)Trash Bash, organized by the Houston-Galveston Area Council - GBF hosts one of the largest sites at Bay Area Park, focusing on the Armand Bayou watershed, and 3)Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up, led by the Texas General Land Office - GBF hosts a site at Morgan's Point in partnership with Port Houston. In 2017-18, we received requests to organize additional clean-up events around the bay because of storms including Hurricane Harvey. Moving forward, we want to be positioned to provide an immediate response to similar marine debris clean-up needs as they arise, and request additional funding to allow us to do that. Each event will decrease the incidence and impact of marine debris in Galveston Bay through community-based efforts.

  • Year

  • Category

    Habitat Protection
  • Location

    North America
  • Species Types

    Marine Debris
  • Amount Donated