Christmas Bird Counts are Upon Us



Christmas Bird Count season is going full swing.  All over the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed counters are out enjoying some of the richest species totals in the United States.   Galveston Baykeeper encourages everyone to participate, whether they are experienced birders, or beginners wanting to learn.   For those of you that are also paddling enthusiasts, we invite you to join GBK on the following counts:


Old River CBC

Waters: Old River, the Cutoff, and Picketts Bayou

Distance: Approximately 15 miles

Start: Put in at Champions Lake

End: Take out at FM 1409 in Old River

Hours on the Water: About 6

Odds of getting stuck out all night: 0%

Date:  December 27, 2016

Meet:  07:00 at the FM 1409 Bridge

Trinity River CBC

Waters: Trinity River Main Channel

Distance: 19.5 Miles

Start: Put in at FM 787 at Romayor

Finish: Take out at SH 105

Hours on the water: About 8

Odds of getting stuck out all night 0% (So far)

Date: December 29, 2016

 Meet: 07:00 At the SH 105 Bridge on the Trinity

San Jacinto Wilderness CBC

Waters: Peach Creek, Caney Creek, East Fork of the San Jacinto, Connected Sloughs

Distance: Approximately 12 to 15 miles

Start and Stop: Lake Houston Canoe Launch for both Put In and Take Out

Hours on the Water: About 6

Odds of getting stuck out overnight 0%- no matter what you’ve heard.

Date: January 1, 2017

Meet: 07:00 at the entrance to Lake Houston Park 


The entire list of Texas counts can be found at

Giving Tuesday is November 29





Tuesday, November 29th is national Giving Tuesday, an opportunity for all of us to support those causes that matter to us, during the Holiday Season. For those of you who value the Galveston Bay Watershed, the habitats and recreational activities it provides and the water quality of the watershed, please consider donating to Galveston Baykeeper through the link provided here.

Folks 'n Oysters

Folk 'n Oysters

The Galveston Baykeeper Board invites you to an evening of shucking oysters from Galveston Bay. Visit with your fellow supporters and friends as the Board introduces the new Executive Director. Learn about our upcoming strategies and priorities for 2017 and 2018.

Environmental Groups Win National Victory for Clean Water

Agreement reached with EPA to adopt stronger standards in management of industrial stormwater pollution


GBK on Double Bayou


Vaness Hamilton and Mary Milby long time members of Galveston Baykeeper paddling the Galveston Baykeeper canoe on the East Fork of Double Bayou.  

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