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Galveston Bay Estuary Program (Founding Partner)

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 staff members oversee The Plan’s implementation.

Since many agencies and organizations are concerned with managing the resources of Galveston Bay, coordinating a broad range of issues among them is necessary. Our program is committed to forging diverse and vital partnerships with these organizations. We strive to effectively work with local governments, businesses, ports, commercial fisheries, recreational anglers, environmental organizations, and state and federal natural resource agencies.