You can also join in on an upcoming opportunity to “Clean It Like You Mean It!”® by participating in this year’s Trash Bash community cleanup event. The 29th Annual Trash Bash will be held at multiple locations throughout the Greater Houston and Galveston area on Saturday, March 25th. Galveston Bay Foundation’s Trash Bash site will be located at Armand Bayou – Bay Area Park. Visit the GBF Registration Link and sign-up to join us or visit the Trash Bash website (trashbash.org) to sign-up for one of the many other locations Trash Bash will be held this year!
Author: Erin Kinney
2023 Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program
Protecting Galveston Bay from Ghost Fishing Every year, thousands of animals die as a result of ghost fishing. Ghost fishing occurs when animals are caught in lost or abandoned traps and fishing gear. Abandoned, lost or derelict crab traps are one example of how ghost fishing can occur, and these traps have been identified as […]
Keep Grease Out of Your Sink This Season
Tis the season for an increase in sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). During the holiday and winter season each year, Houston Public Works responds to twice as many SSOs events. Of these overflows, 70% are due to blockages in pipes from fats, oils, and grease (FOG) going down the drain. When sewer pipes get clogged, it is […]
Rain Barrels Save Money and Protect Our Waterways
Rain barrels are an easy and sustainable solution to reducing water consumption and lowering our water bills! So, how does it work? Rain barrels collect rainwater from rooftops and store that water until you need to use it. This means instead of turning on your outdoor hose to water your plants and yard, you can […]
The 2022 Galveston Bay Report Card: A Place for Answers
Last year, we went back to communities and asked a lot of questions about how you view the bay, and how you want to be involved. This year, we are recommitting to you with our new mission: Every bayou, Every neighborhood, Everyone’s bay The communities we spoke with asked us about human health risks, pollution, […]
The 2021 Galveston Bay Report Card: Taking Mission Pollution Prevention Home!
To continue to keep our community safe, the reveal of the 2021 Galveston Bay Report Card new grades was through a virtual launch on Tuesday, September 28th on Galveston Bay Foundation’s Facebook page. This online event shared the brand-new video for the 2021 grades and the other 2 Report Card videos that can be found […]
Resilient Communities and a Resilient Bay
If you’ve lived in the Houston-Galveston area, even just for the last few years, you have definitely experienced more than your fair share of “historical” weather events. Between flash flooding, hurricanes, tropical storms, and the recent winter storm, we could all use a break. I have lived in Galveston for almost 9 years and learn […]
How To Holiday Without Harming the Bay: Sustainable Gift Guide
Litter and trash impact Galveston Bay throughout the year and we tend to create even more trash during the holiday season. “Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, American household waste increases by more than 25 percent. Trash cans full of holiday food waste, shopping bags, bows and ribbons, packaging, and wrapping paper contribute an additional 1 […]
Teamwork Makes the Pollution Reduction Dream Work!
As I’m sure you realized by now, the global pollution problem requires many solutions across many different levels. These include corporate responsibility and political policy change as well as individual actions to advocate for these changes and reduce single-use waste at home and work. Organizations in the Houston-Galveston area recognize collaboration is crucial to make […]
The 2020 Galveston Bay Report Card: New Grades, New Mission!
This year has been very challenging for many of us. It has tested our resilience and forced us to adapt to constant changes and uncertainties. Our bay and its ecosystem must also adapt constantly to change. Our actions affect the health of the bay and how resilient it is when dealing with change. Galveston Bay […]