About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Galveston Bay Foundation is to preserve, protect and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries for present users and for posterity. To accomplish this mission the Foundation has targeted four goals:

Advocacy

Encourage and actively seek solutions to conflicts among the diverse users of the Bay. Wise, prudent and careful utilization of administrative and legal proceedings when required and approved by a 2/3 majority of the Executive Board present and voting.

Conservation

Develop projects aimed at preserving/enhancing the natural resources of the Bay system.

Education

Provide resources and guidance for education projects aimed at developing a constituency for the Bay, from schoolchildren to public officials.

Research

Support the allocation of public and private resources for research into the multiple resources of the Bay system and ultimately establish a research endowment.

Committees established by the Trustees of the Foundation will develop specific objectives designed to meet these goals of the Foundation, including the required fundraising efforts. The Foundation will also seek appropriate levels of funding and staff for an administrative office to provide the necessary support and coordination of these efforts.