The Galveston Bay Report Card: What do you want to know about the bay?

Galveston Bay Foundation’s annual collaboration project with the Houston Advanced Research Center will be published soon, and we need your help!

Every year, GBF and HARC collect data on the health of the bay and the wildlife that call it home. The collected data is analyzed and then published in the Galveston Bay Report Card. The report card is a scientific report on the health of the bay organized into six topic categories: Water Quality, Pollution Events & Sources, Wildlife, Habitat, Human Health Risks and Coastal Change. Each category is graded on a letter scale, like a school report card, and here, the community can find answers to their environment-related questions.

While the report card is a tool for everyone who lives, works, and plays in Galveston Bay, this year we are focusing on expanding our outreach to more Vietnamese communities.

We are consistently looking to connect with new communities and learn what matters to them. As a large demographic of the local fishing and crabbing community that relies on the Bay for their livelihood, it is crucial that we understand the needs and concerns of Vietnamese community members

That is why GBF and HARC have partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife to host a free community crabbing workshop. The workshop will be an opportunity for the community to learn, ask questions, and express their concerns about the bay. Specialists will be presenting on the parasite currently affecting crabs in the water, boater safety, water quality, and more!

This workshop is a free event and will be held from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at 1126 W. Bayshore Rd. Oak Island, Texas 77514.

Everyone is welcome to attend, with Vietnamese translation available if requested by workshop attendees.

For more information, you can visit our Facebook event.

Can’t make it but still want to let us know what matters to you? No problem! Fill out our Vietnamese survey or our general survey. You can also contact us on