We are supporting the year-round monitoring programs listed below.
Texas Stream Team Water Quality Monitoring
Learn how to monitor water quality in streams, lakes, and bayous. After two training sessions, monitors are given a test kit for use at a specific site around Galveston Bay, where they collect water quality data at monthly intervals. Monitors also attend annual quality control sessions.
Texas Estuarine Resource Network (TERN)
Monitoring birds and their activities (including nesting, foraging and loafing) in order to establish a baseline for future research, grants, and more. Monitoring is performed at sites around Galveston Bay, including rookery islands, which will be monitored by intrepid Master Naturalist kayakers.
Monarch Butterfly Monitoring contact Chris Anastas for more information.
Sea Turtle Stranding – Contact Kari Howard for more information
Clean Swell – A global movement to keep beaches, waterways and the ocean trash free. By entering your trash retrieval in this app, you are participating in a citizen science project.
SPLASh – Stopping plastics and litter along shorelines.
Galveston Bay Foundation created the Galveston Bay Action Network (GBAN), an interactive tool for reporting pollution.