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GBF Young Professionals Hold Service Event
Back the Bay Tour Educates Local High School Students
GBF Recognizes First Eco-Hero
GBF Holds Volunteer Appreciation Event
Photo courtesy of Exploration Green
Introducing “Exploration Green”
Also Inside: Letter from our President
San Jacinto River Waste Pits Update
Spotlight on Apache Corporation
GBF Welcomes New Staff
GBF Recognizes Art Calendar Artists
Bay Gazer Photo Contest Opens
Galveston Bay Report Card to Provide Bay Health Information
Seafood Consumption Advisories Update
GBF Recognizes 2013 Donors and Sponsors
GBF partners with Clear Lake City Water Authority to convert former golf course to nearly 200-acres of conserved green space in Clear Lake
he Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) is excited to be partnering with the Clear Lake City Water Authority and the Exploration Green Conservancy on a new conservation project sharing the conservancy’s name, “Exploration Green”. Exploration Green is a multi-phase project that will convert the old Clear Lake Golf Course into a 178 acre multi-use area for the benefit of Clear Lake area residents and visitors. The project will create lakes and wetlands to catch storm water runoff, reducing area flooding and cleansing water before it enters the Galveston Bay estuary. The area will also be developed with jogging trails, athletic fields, and other outdoor recreation amenities for the community. Restoration will be conducted to restore native wildlife habitats throughout the project area, including planting a variety of native trees and grasses. Recently accredited as a Land Trust Accredited Organization, GBF will hold a
conservation easement over the land, which will permanently protect the area against future real estate development and ensure this property is maintained as open space for outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, and water quality. Both Exploration Green and the Clear Lake City Water Authority were awarded the 2013 Planning Award by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) this past January for comprehensive planning of the flood control, recreation, and conservation area in the Clear Lake area. Furthermore, HGAC ranked the conservation project as one of the top nine public space development plans in the Houston region. Please join GBF and other project partners at the Exploration Green ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday, April 12. For more information on the project, visit www.explorationgreen.org
“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.“
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Bob Stokes President Ext. 211 Courtney Smith Vice President of Operations Ext. 214 Matthew Abernathy Conservation Programs Outreach Specialist Ext. 203 Rachel Barski Education Coordinator Ext. 219 Trey Bartsch Marketing Coordinator & Gazette Editor Ext. 208 Charlene Bohanon Water Quality Program Manager Ext. 215 Cari Denby Event and Development Coordinator Ext. 221 Emily Ford Volunteer Programs Coordinator Ext. 207 Rani Henderson Manager of Education Programs Ext. 212 Erik Hitt Oyster Shell Recycling Program Assistant Scott Jones Director of Advocacy Ext. 209 Nicole LeBlanc Grants Billing Specialist Katie McCann Water Quality Program Assistant Ext. 217 Mindy Murray Administrative and Database Assistant Ext. 201 Neally Rhea Water Quality Outreach Specialist Ext. 217 Sharon Roark Director of Development Ext. 204 Chris Sheldon Oyster Shell Recycling Assistant Emily Seldomridge Water Policy and Outreach Specialist Ext. 218 Matt Singer Conservation Lands Manager Ext. 206 Philip Smith Director of Conservation Ext. 210 Justine Townsend Chief Financial Officer Ext. 202 Michelle Vryn Membership and Development Coordinator Ext. 213 Lee Anne Wilde Living Shorelines Program Manager Ex. 205
From Our President:
Understanding the RESTORE Act
he Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill was a large scale environmental disaster that significantly impacted the Gulf, the people who live along the Gulf, and the wildlife in and along the shore of the Gulf across five states, including Texas. The direct impacts to the Texas shoreline were fairly limited as compared to the four other Gulf States, but certainly our shared Gulf resources were impacted. Recovery has been slow and steady in many areas and will continue for years.
Assessment funds and Gulf Environmental Benefit funds.
What this means is that despite the significant environmental harm that occurred from the spill, we now have Bob Stokes, Galveston Bay a once in a lifetime Foundation President If there is a silver lining from this spill, it is that the opportunity to truly spill focused attention on the need for ecological invest in our coast and restoration of the Gulf, including its lengthy shoreline to stem the tide of degradation that has taken place and its many estuaries. For too many years we over the years. It is also an opportunity to restore the had taken the productivity of the Gulf for granted. health of our coastal economy by investing in coastal Like Galveston Bay, it is a working body of water, restoration that will help sustain the state’s economy with multiple uses and users. and create new jobs. It is imperative We plan to be vigilant in It has maintained incredible that Texas, and the other four Gulf ensuring that RESTORE productivity from the standpoint states, get it right. of seafood production, despite funds go to projects that are many longstanding issues based on science and need The RESTORE Act directs that the including habitat loss and and that invest in the long- funds be used for one of five purposes: the dead zone, both of which restore and conserve habitat; restore term health and resiliency predated the BP oil spill. water quality; replenish and protect of the state’s coastal and living marine and coastal and marine marine resources. On July 6, 2012, the President resources; enhance community signed what is now referred to resilience; and restore and revitalize the as the RESTORE Act into law. The Act established a economy. The Restoration Council believes that if you new trust fund known as the Gulf Coast Restoration do the first four things, restoration and revitalization of Trust Fund. Eighty percent of the Clean Water Act the economy will follow. We wholeheartedly agree. The civil penalties paid in connection with the Deepwater Gulf States will have some discretion in how to use their Horizon oil spill will now be deposited into that Trust funds, however, and they may seek to choose projects Fund. Under the RESTORE Act, the money in the Trust that are only related to restoring and revitalizing the Fund will be available for programs, projects, and economy. There is some concern that some of these activities that restore and protect the environment projects may even cause additional environmental and economy of the Gulf Coast region. degradation. It certainly would not be in the spirit of the RESTORE Act for those type of projects to move forward. The RESTORE Act also created the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to plan, coordinate, We plan to be vigilant in ensuring that RESTORE funds and oversee how those funds will be used across go to projects that are based on science and need and the five states. The Council has both federal and that invest in the long-term health and resiliency of state representatives, who will work together to the state’s coastal and marine resources. We will work ensure the best use of the funds. It is unclear how hard to ensure that RESTORE dollars are invested in much money will ultimately flow into the Trust Fund smart ecological restoration that works toward the triple because the civil penalty trial between the United bottom line of providing ecological, community, and States government and BP is still ongoing. There economic benefits to the region. We will look forward is speculation that the ultimate penalties will be to keeping you apprised of this multi-year effort and between $5 and $20 billion dollars, meaning Texas recruiting your support to let our elected officials know could see anywhere between $200 million and $1 of our message. billion for restoration. There are also other penalty and restoration sources of funding that will be used across the Gulf, including Natural Resource Damage
Young Professionals Plant Trees to Improve Conservation Property
n Saturday, February 1, a group of young professionals gathered along Turtle Bayou in Chambers County to improve habitat by planting 145 trees on a Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) conservation easement property owned by the Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District. The trees for the planting were provided by the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program. The Cast, is a membership-based group helping to fulfill GBF’s mission to preserve, protect, and enhance Galveston Bay. Through involvement in The Cast, young professionals raise awareness of the importance of the Bay and become young leaders in our conservation community. GBF would like to thank all Cast members who joined in the effort and continue to be young stewards of a healthier Galveston Bay. For more information on The Cast or to join, visit www.galvbay.org/thecast.html.
San Jacinto River Waste Pits Site Update
he Galveston Bay Foundation continues our efforts to provide information to the public on the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site (SJRWP). The SJRWP is an abandoned waste pit on the west bank of the San Jacinto River immediately upstream of the Interstate 10 bridge. The site contains paper mill wastes contaminated with dioxins, an extremely toxic family of compounds which can cause cancer and other serious illness in humans. It was placed in the U.S. EPA Superfund Program in 2008. Since our last update in the Fall 2013 issue of the Gazette, there has been some progress. The Remedial Investigation (RI) was completed by the responsible parties, McGinnis Industrial Maintenance Corporation and International Paper Company, under direction from U.S. EPA. The RI characterized the nature and extent of the contamination and also determined whether the contamination presents a significant risk to human health or the environment. As we reported in the Fall issue, the pathways that humans could be exposed to the dioxins from this site were: (1) direct contact with the waste material, (2) accidental ingestion of waste material, and (3) by eating seafood that has been contaminated by the dioxin. Since the placement of an “armored cap” on the pits in 2011, the remaining pathway is through seafood consumption.
The possible reasons for the delay are the addition of the southern pits in the scope of work and the back and forth between EPA and responsible parties as the latter submits draft data and reports to the EPA for review. As a result, the proposed plan for cleanup, and your opportunities to comment, will also be delayed. GBF will keep you and all Galveston Bay stakeholders and the general public informed on the revised schedule as soon as it becomes available from the EPA. Regardless of the date that the proposed plan comes out, there will be a minimum 30-day public comment period. Many technical reports have been produced by the responsible parties as required in an RI/FS. Through a grant from the EPA, GBF contracted with HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) to produce summary reviews of the technical reports, which we have placed on our SJRWP webpage at http://galvbay. org/advocacy_sjrwp.html. These summaries provide the layman with an explanation of the technical cleanup documents produced by the responsible parties. You can stay informed on the SJRWP cleanup schedule and meetings, read HARC’s summary documents, and learn more by visiting GBF’s SJRWP webpage at http://galvbay.org/ advocacy_sjrwp.html.
The Feasibility Study (FS), which focuses on the development of specific response alternatives for addressing contamination at a site, i.e. the possible permanent clean-up solutions, was to be completed in January 2014 but is lagging behind the currently published schedule.
DATES TO REMEMBER GBF’s Annual Meeting
“Two Approaches to Preparation for Hurricane Storm Surges” Wed., April 23, 2014 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Children’s Museum of Houston
Give 5% to Conserve Houston Sat., April 26, 2014 All day
You can support GBF on April 26 by shopping and eating at participating businesses. Visit houstongive5.org for more info!
Bay Day at the Kemah Boardwalk
Sat., April 26, 2014 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kemah Boardwalk
Thurs., May 17, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pine Gully
Ladies Casting for Conservation Fishing Tournament Sat., July 26, 2014 Bolivar, TX, exact location TBD
Bay Day is a free, family festival on the Kemah Boardwalk. Join us this year on April 26!
Visit www.galvbay.org for more information on events
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Back the Bay Tour Allows Students to Experience the Big Picture of Water Quality
tudents from Ball High School’s aquatic science classes took a day-long journey from upper to lower Galveston Bay, exploring the various ways that humans and the environment interact and to see how these interactions might impact water quality. Grasping the complexities of the Galveston Bay watershed – the land area where water flows over or under and into a common place, such as a stream, lake, or bay – is best done from a firsthand perspective. GBF’s Advocacy Team hopes to accomplish this through their newly developed Back the Bay tours. These tours provide an opportunity to foster citizen advocates by allowing them to see that they are “more connected to Galveston Bay than [they] think” (www.backthebay.org). The students took in the sites of Upper Galveston Bay at Bayland Marina in Baytown while conducting a watershed survey, measuring salinity, and collecting trash along the shoreline. They discovered diverse uses including the freshwater inflows of the San Jacinto River, fiddler crab homes on a manmade jetty, large ships passing through the Houston Ship Channel, and storm drains in the parking lot. The views from Pine Gully Park in Seabrook were enjoyed by all and provided a great spot for searching out wildlife including waterbirds, fish, and a snake! The students learned about the long history of silting and flushing out of sediment in Pine Gully and how this and the changing salinities have impacted vegetation in the area.
the biological and chemical processes that treat water before it goes back into the bay. A special thanks to Texas City Public Works for the excellent tour. The students ended their day at GBF’s Texas City Preserve where they learned of the many benefits that oyster reefs provide for Galveston Bay and helped bag recycled oyster shell for future restoration projects. Sherrie Krause, Ball High School’s aquatic science teacher, expressed that “one of the greatest things about the tour was watching the students interact with nature. It was amazing to see them excited about a small school of fish or the possibility of seeing an alligator. I think we sometimes forget how much they need opportunities to experience nature. Once they have those experiences, they will care and they will want to protect it. Many of them are very excited about volunteering now for some of the Galveston Bay Foundation volunteer opportunities.” Check out more fun trip photos taken by these students on Instagram by searching for #backthebay, #GBFCleanWater, or #GalvestonBayFoundation. For more information on this program, contact Charlene Bohanon at email@example.com. This project is funded in part by a grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Urban Water Small Grant program.
The next stop brought the students up close and personal with the wastewater treatment process. They especially “enjoyed” the smells at the beginning of their tour while learning about
Students from Ball High School are pictured here at Pine Gully, where among many
things, they learned about silting deposits and their impacts on waterways.
Above: Teams of students help transfer oyster shell into mesh bags, which will eventually be placed in Galveston Bay to help restore oyster reefs. Below: The group sees how our wastewater is treated from beginning to end – the beginning of the tour was not their favorite.
SPOTLIGHT ON: Apache Corporation and Tree Grant Program
n each issue of the Gazette, GBF enjoys spotlighting one of the many individuals, organizations, or corporations that help us work toward our mission of preserving, protecting, and enhancing Galveston Bay. In this issue, we are pleased to spotlight the Apache Corporation and its Tree Grant Program. According to Apache, “The Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program focuses on improving wildlife habitats, restoring storm damage, and enhancing cities and neighborhoods. Since 2005, Apache has awarded 3.7 million trees to nonprofit institutions and communities across 16 U.S. states through grants from the Apache Foundation, our philanthropic affiliate. Apache employees and family members regularly volunteer their time to help plant trees donated by the company.” All donated trees are native to the areas where they are planted and significantly improve the environment and the quality of life in these communities.
projects on GBF’s preserves surrounding the Galveston Bay estuarine complex. These tree planting events have been designed to enhance native habitats for resident and migratory wildlife. Sweetwater Preserve, a 450-acre property on Galveston Island, consists mostly of native prairie and salt marsh habitats. Live oak and sugarberry trees were planted as part of a GBF Wildlife Work Day to attract and provide forage for neotropical birds along their annual migration route.
Turtle Bayou Preserve, a 511acre property in Chambers County near Anahuac, possesses a large freshwater wetland complex adjacent to Lake Anahuac and Turtle Bayou. This wetland was supplemented with bald GBF staff member Matthew cypress and live oak trees, as Abernathy plants a tree provided well as buttonbush, with the by Apache Corporation at GBF’s hopes of creating a year round Sweetwater Preserve. rookery for wading birds and water birds that are common in the area. Members of GBF’s fledgling young Preserving natural landscapes is a key professionals group, The Cast, recently enjoyed component to the mission of the Galveston planting these trees alongside GBF staff in The Bay Foundation, and restoring or enhancing Cast’s first hands-on volunteer activity. conservation lands is critical to the native wildlife of the Gulf Coast region. Trees donated Shipe Woods, also in Chambers County near the in 2013 by Apache Corporation’s Tree Grant community of Oak Island, is a small, wooded Program have provided GBF staff a way to property located on the banks of Trinity Bay. engage volunteers in habitat enhancement This site was heavily impacted by Hurricane Ike,
and as a result, lost many of its trees from the inundation of salt water. Willow oak and live oak trees were planted as part of a larger restoration project that included shoreline protection and marsh creation. Trees were used to restore the natural forest community and provide habitat for migratory bird species and resident wildlife that utilize this unique area. Obie O’Brien, Apache VP of Governmental Affairs, explains why Apache supports these efforts. “At Apache Corporation, we’ve always understood the value in preserving the local environment where our employees and families live and work and on which they rely on every day. We are happy to give back to the environment by partnering with GBF and donating these trees that will improve Galveston Bay habitat.” These restoration projects make a significant difference in the health of the Galveston Bay estuary and contribute to the well-being of wildlife species that thrive along the Texas Gulf Coast. Apache Corporation’s Tree Grant Program provides vital support not only to these GBF projects but to an abundance of other worthy projects in Houston, Galveston, and throughout the United States. GBF looks forward to a continued partnership with Apache Corporation as we work together for the benefit of Galveston Bay.
First Ever Eco-Hero Volunteer Award Given to GBF Volunteer
he Galveston Bay Foundation began a partnership with the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS) in 2012 and has since begun collaboration on a cohesive, Gulf of Mexico-wide data viewer for citizen-collected water quality data. Through this fruitful partnership, GCOOS has announced the very first recipient of their new Eco-Hero Volunteer Award, which honors outstanding citizen scientists around the Gulf of Mexico. GBF’s Water Quality Team was extremely proud to present the Eco-Hero Volunteer Award to one of our own dedicated volunteers, David Bulliner, at Bravos for the Bay on January 16, 2014. David Bulliner has contributed to the betterment of the Gulf of Mexico through his volunteerism
as a GBF Bacteria Lab Assistant and a certified Texas Stream Team Water Quality Monitor and through his involvement with the Galveston Bay Area Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists, among many other things. Chris Simoniello, GCOOS Education and Outreach Coordinator stated, “GCOOS is committed to enhancing the health and economic sustainability of the Gulf, and volunteer efforts like David’s exemplify the power of individuals…” This award does not only acknowledge David’s exceptional volunteer water quality monitoring services, but serves to thank him for his exemplary citizenship. Thank you, Dave, for contributing information for the benefit of all who live, work, and play in Galveston Bay!
Dave Bulliner prepares to measure the bacteria concentration of a water sample in the GBF Bacteria Lab.
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GBF Welcomes New Staff Cari Denby joined GBF in February 2014 as Event & Development Coordinator. Cari graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Psychology. Since moving to Houston 12 years ago, she has worked for non-profit organizations in various capacities such as development and fundraising, volunteer management, and coordinating a major scholarship fund for a top-rated Cancer Hospital. Cari grew up spending summers with her family on the Bolivar Peninsula and enjoying the vast resources of Galveston Bay. She feels that her position provides a great opportunity to support the important mission of the Galveston Bay Foundation to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries for present users and for posterity.
Neally Rhea joined the Water Quality team at GBF in February 2014 as a Water Quality Outreach Assistant. Before moving to Galveston, she completed a B.A. in Geography with a focus on Ecology, and a minor in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin. Neally has worked and volunteered with Greenpeace and The Sierra Club on alternative energy campaigns and grass-roots organizing around Austin, as well as volunteering with GBF as a water quality monitor on the Texas Stream Team. Neally enjoys horseback riding and exploring the outdoors in her free time, and is excited to begin her career in conservation with the Galveston Bay Foundation. Mindy Murray joined GBF in February 2014 as Administrative & Database Assistant; however, she originally became involved with GBF as an intern while working on her B.S. through an independent study course. She graduated with her B.S. in Biology with a focus in Ecology and Microbiology from UHCL in 2009 and received her M.S. in Biology with a focus on Wildlife Ecology from Texas State University in
2013. After graduation from UHCL she went on to work for both federal and state agencies, worked on many biological research projects through Texas State, and taught anatomy as a student instructor. Her passion for the environment and biological education have led her back to GBF where she plans to use her skills to help GBF pursue its vision to turn Galveston Bay back into a clean and ecologically diverse habitat. Emily Seldomridge joined GBF in February 2014. As the Water Policy and Outreach Specialist, Emily works through the Texas Living Waters Project to protect environmental flows on behalf of a diverse group of stakeholders and to lead water conservation efforts in the Houston-Galveston area. Emily has made the upstream-downstream connection through previous experience in proactive watershed protection planning for a headwaters section of the Colorado River. Emily earned a B.S. in Biology from Salisbury University and a B.S. in Environmental, Marine Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a M.S. in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Geology with an Earth-surface processes focus from the University of Maryland.
Comings and Goings Galveston Bay Calendar Artists Recognized at Ceremony On January 9, GBF recognized fourteen students from nine different schools whose artwork was selected for our 2014 Galveston Bay Art Calendar. The students and their teachers were awarded prizes including boat rides down Buffalo Bayou from Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Houston Zoo passes, and gift certificates from Texas Art Supply. Thank you again to our participating schools, teachers, and our talented bay artists!
Fourteen school children from nine schools were recognized at the event.
Now accepting submissions for the Bay Gazer Photo Contest Do you have photos that exhibit the natural beauty of Galveston Bay? Give us your best shot by submitting up to three photos to the Bay Gazer Photo Contest sponsored by CenterPoint Energy. for a chance to win cash prizes and have your photo professionally framed and showcased around the Bay Area. Submissions are being accepted through April 12 and must represent Galveston Bay scenes, animals, and/or people. Submissions also must have been taken within the last year. Visit www.galvbay.org/photo_contest.html for more details.
“Last Cast” taken by Niki Doyle took first place in 2013’s Bay Gazer Photo Contest.
Report card to provide information on the health of the Bay GBF and HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) are partnering to provide citizens the new Galveston Bay Report Card that will feature critical information on the health of Galveston Bay, one of the most important and productive bays in the country. Through a generous $720,000 grant from Houston Endowment, the Galveston Bay Report Card will provide the public with citizen-driven, science-based measures to assess the health of the bay. The report card will discuss topics such as the status of key habitats (e.g. wetlands, seagrass, oyster reefs), fish and wildlife populations, trends in water quality of local bayous and the bay, and impacts of coastal change and sea level rise. The goal of the Galveston Bay Report Card, scheduled to be released in early 2015, is to promote the conservation of Galveston Bay’s natural resources and to increase public participation in the creation of and support for management strategies that protect the Bay.
Update on GBF’s Seafood Consumption Advisory Education Campaign
s we previously reported in the last issue of the Gazette, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) removed the seafood consumption advisory on spotted seatrout (speckled trout) for most of the Galveston Bay system, including a portion of Upper Galveston Bay and all of Trinity, Lower Galveston, East, West, Chocolate, Drum, Bastrop, and Christmas bays. Unfortunately, not all of the news was good. The advisory covering all species of fish and blue crab on the Houston Ship Channel, San Jacinto River, and contiguous waters was extended from Highway 90 upstream to the Lake Houston Dam on the San Jacinto and from Lynchburg Ferry further downstream to Highway 146 (Fred Hartman Bridge) on the Houston Ship Channel. GBF responded by replacing signs that we previously placed on the stretch of the Houston Ship Channel from the ferry down to the Fred Hartman Bridge with new signs that reflect the current advisory language. The signs that were rendered obsolete in the new advisory area can still be utilized in the upper portion of Upper Galveston Bay. In fact, we utilized some of these
signs for placement at Seabreeze Park in La Porte. GBF has placed additional signs on River Road and River Terrace Park in the vicinity of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits in Channelview, as well as on Vince Bayou at North Richey Street in Pasadena in late February/early March. Vince Bayou is a tributary of the Houston Ship Channel upstream of the confluence with the San Jacinto River. All of these locations are frequented by subsistence and recreational fishermen. We are working with local governments to have more signs placed on the Houston Ship Channel/ San Jacinto River and contiguous waters and on Upper Galveston Bay as soon as possible. We also updated both our English and Spanish language versions of our companion Seafood Consumption Advisory webpage so that citizens have the latest information in easy to understand language. Finally, GBF will continue to call for more robust communication by DSHS and Texas Parks and Wildlife to citizens about seafood advisories. For more information, please see GBF’s Seafood Consumption Advisory webpage at http:// galvbay.org/advocacy_seafood.html.
Volunteers Enjoyed an Evening of Praise by Moonlight at Bravos for the Bay Appreciation Event On the evening of January 16, nearly 100 volunteers were showered with thanks at the Texas Corinthian Yacht Club as they delighted in food and fun at Bravos for the Bay. The year 2013 was a success preserving, protecting, and enhancing Galveston Bay thanks to generous volunteer support. Without volunteers, the following 2013 achievements would not have been made: •
A total of 300 volunteers planted 1.25 acres of fringing marsh with 36,750 plants in Chambers County and Galveston County.
GBF’s Water Monitoring Team spent a collective 1,180 hours collecting and testing water quality samples from Galveston Bay and Clear Lake.
Over 600 volunteers collected 6,000 pounds of waste and 3,200 pounds of recyclable material around a 40 mile area of Armand Bayou.
Nearly 300 volunteers bagged, transported, and placed around 3,000 oyster bar bags, or roughly 50 tons of oyster shell, along the shoreline of Sweetwater Nature Preserve in Galveston.
For all of 2013, close to 2,000 volunteers donated a total of 7,850 hours of time to GBF programs and projects. Special thanks and recognition was given to the following volunteers at Bravos for the Bay: David Bulliner Fred and Diane Grube Amber Faubion Cindy Liening Diane Humes Gary Bell Glen Graves Madeleine Barnes
Mark Niles Paul Roberts Ray Rottmann Sara Halpin Arline Laughter Helle Brown Gary Russell Scott Buckel
Top: Matthew Abernathy, GBF’s Conservation Programs Outreach Specialist, recognizes Fred and Diane Grube. Above: GBF’s Charlene Bohanon and Katie McCann award Volunteer Water Monitors with a special pin. Left: The Texas Corinthian Yacht Club made for a beautiful setting for the evening’s event.
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GBF Recognizes 2013 Donors and Sponsors Marsh Mania $30,000 and above
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Restore America’s Estuaries
$10,000 - $29,999
Dow Chemical Company
Kirksey Architecture Jerry J. Langdon Lawrence Family Foundation Martin Marine Merrill Lynch/Peter S. Meyer Sandra and Fred Pounds Rowan Companies, Inc. SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.
Guardian of the Bay Luncheon
Martha Turner and Glenn Bauguss Chambers County Abstract Betsy and Don Berkemeyer Trang Cormack Shirley and Jim Dannenbaum Dow Chemical Company Elizabeth & David Grzebinski Mary Gwen and Ben Hulsey Ann and Tom Kelsey Roger Rowe and Helen Lane, PhD Lisa and Will Mathis Winkie and Jerry Mohn Micheala and Taylor Norris Padgett Shoreline Construction, Inc. Samson Energy Company, LLC Cherry and John Schwarz J.J. and Gerry Spedale Kimberly Sterling Paula and Nathan Ticatch Texas First Bank Martha Turner Properties White Family Foundation Bill and Andrea White Beth Williams
$25,000 and above
$5,000 - $9,999
Exxon Mobil Corporation Texas Waterway Operators Association
$2,500 - $4,999
Apache Ecological Service, Inc. Gulf Coast Limestone, Inc. John P. McGovern Foundation Port of Houston Authority
$1,000 - $2,499
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority
$100 - $999
Ethyl Corporation Houston Pilots
Kathrine G. McGovern/McGovern Foundation Kirby Corporation
$10,000 - $24,999
Apache Corporation Melinda B. Hildebrand NRG Energy Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. Cynthia and Don Stevenson/Madlin Stevenson Foundation
$5,000 - $9,999
Bailey Dalton-Binion and Greg Binion Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. CenterPoint Energy ExxonMobil The Friedkin Group Frost Bank The Kayser Foundation/Jeff B. and Katherine B. Love Foundation Bill King/Southwest Airport Services Janiece Longoria The Modern Group, Ltd./Will Crenshaw Family Doug Pitcock Port of Houston Authority Shell and Motiva Katherine and Frank Smith Kathy and Mike Sutton UTMB Health Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Accenture AECOM Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation Baker Botts L.L.P. Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District Doyle, Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins, LLP East Harris County Manufacturers Association Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Icon Bank of Texas Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC
Frank Amsler/UBS Private Wealth Mgmt. Andrews Kurth LLP Arthur and Philamena Baird Kristina and George Busceme Christine Butts Cheryl Byington Margi and Rocky Chase Ellen Colgan Crouch Environmental Cecilia Dismukes Frank Donnelly Janece Driggers Mickey Eastman Glenda Callaway/Ekistics Corporation Engineered Pump Services Charlotte and Jimmy Fontenot Nancy and Jacko Garrett Elliot Gershenson Barbara Gibbs William Goldberg/UBS Private Wealth Mgmt. Lisa Gossett Gulf Copper Dry Dock & Rig Repair David Hanson Kathryn Harrison/Orthopaedic Associates LLP Mike Hendryx Karen Otazao Hofmeister Thomas Hutcheson Palmer Hutcheson Melinda Kilpatrick John Lollar Priscilla and Jeff Massey Henry May Kerry McKay David Miclette Diane Modesett Madeleine Montes Larry Neuhaus Shannon O’Brien Robert Pacini Melinda and Michael Perrin Elizabeth and Mike Petit Karen Selzer and Scott Podsednik Regina Rogers Glenn Royal Elizabeth Schwing Linda and Charles Smythe
Celina Stabell Doreen Stoller Peter Thompson Tommy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar David Tritter Valentina Ugolini Suzanne Walstad Charles Watt Kelly and James Whitcomb Randa and Charles Williams Wallace Wilson Betsy and Jim Winn Marilyn Wolfe-Kirk
Christina Blackwell Jeff Elkin Tamara Nicholl-Smith Karin Tucker Paula Warren Karen Wildenstein
Bay Day $10,000 and above
Dow Chemical Company
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Reliant Energy Charitable Foundation
$5,000 - $9,999
The Mitsui USA Foundation
$2,500 - $4,999
CenterPoint Energy John P. McGovern Foundation Port of Houston Authority Samson Energy Company
$1,000 - $2,499
Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Gulf Copper Dry Dock & Rig Repair Houston Pilots TPC Group
$100 - $999
BASF Corporation Ethyl Corporation Harris County Soil and Water Conservation District #442 JSC Federal Credit Union Total Bodywork
Bike Around the Bay $75,000 and above Shell Oil Company
$20,000 - $74,999
The Moody Foundation
$10,000 - $19,999
Peggy Kostial/Accenture Port of Houston Authority
$5,000 - $9,999
Albemarle Foundation Noble Drilling Services, Inc. Cynthia and Don Stevenson Waste Management
$2,500 - $4,999
Burns & McDonnell CenterPoint Energy Corda Investment Management, LLC INEOS
Intercontinental Terminals Company Lonestar Marine Shelters Odfjell Terminals (Houston) Inc. Samson Energy Company John Tinkle
Donors $25,000 and above
BG North America George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Houston Endowment Inc. Kirby Corporation John P. McGovern Foundation Kathrine McGovern National Wildlife Federation Port of Houston Authority Restore America’s Estuaries Shell Oil Company
$10,000 - $24,999
Apache Corporation Aramco Services Company CenterPoint Energy ExxonMobil Frost Bank The Friedkin Group Marion Hargrove Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Melinda Hildebrand Peggy Kostial/Accenture The Moody Foundation NRG Energy Reliant Energy Charitable Foundation Samson Energy Company Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. Cynthia and Don Stevenson/Madlin Stevenson Foundation Wells Fargo
$5,000 - $9,999
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$100 - $999
A-34 Investments, LLC A&M Wetland Consulting Services LLC Jennifer Adams Sandra Adams George Aldrich Natalie Alikhan Amy Alton Frank Amsler Andrews Graham Foundation Judy and Michael Andries Constance and Gary Armitage Will Armstrong Sheri Arnold Art, Antiques and Stuff Gallery Arthur and Philamena Baird Family Foundation Bank of America Matching Gifts Glenda and Hugh Barrett Cindy and John Bartos BASF Corporation Billy Bauch Scott Bean Greg Beiersdorfer Annie Benzon Bill De La Garza & Associates, P.C. Don Billings Arlys Bing Debra and Jimmy Bishop Bishop Enterprises Inc. Elizabeth Blair-Redfield Blanco Contractors, LLC Larry Blankenhagen Diane and Wayne Blanks Matthew Blyth Laura Bodenheimer Lila and Mark Boyt Eric Branton Brian Thomas Display & Packaging John Brock Roxanna Brom Sue Brooks Monica and James Broussard Jean and Angus Brown Sara Brown James Buescher Margaret Buescher Karen and Paul Buras Winnie and David Burkett Christine Butts Cheryl Byington C&M Cement Construction Deborah and Paul Caruselle Gregory Castleman Christine and Samuel Caulfield Anna Armitage and Justin Chan Margi and RockyChase Shelley Chesser Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program Bradley Christensen Mandy Cielencki City of Nassau Bay Classic Auto Group Galveston Clear Creek Independent School District Ellen and Timothy Colgan Claud Conger Richard Courville Elizabeth and Eugene Cowell John Crossman Barbara Crotty Crouch Environmental Services,
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