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Advocacy

2O16 Milestones

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Advocated successfully for removal of the dioxin wastes at the San Jacinto River Waste Pits in Channelview by providing official comments to EPA and educating and rallying local community members, recreational and commercial fishermen and all 8 local U.S. congressmen to support the call for removal

Engaged in dialogue with local staff of our U.S. and State representatives and senators on a variety of Galveston Bay issues including San Jacinto River Waste Pits, storm surge mitigation, seafood consumption safety, closure of Rollover Pass, and the Clean Waters Rule (Waters of the U.S.)

Reviewed 28 applications for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits through our volunteer Wetland Permit Review Committee - active for 27 consecutive years - and provided letters of concern or comments on 7 of them

Released 2016 Galveston Bay Report Card in partnership with the Houston Advanced Research Center, with the Bay maintaining an overall grade of “C�

GBF 2016 Annual Report  

We are proud to share what we accomplished together for Galveston Bay.

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