Bayou City Waterkeeper (formerly Galveston Baykeeper) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to ensure that every waterway is swimmable, fishable, and drinkable from Lake Livingston through the Bayous of Houston down to Galveston Bay. Bayou City Waterkeeper's mission is to ensure the aquatic integrity of the Lower Galveston Bay watershed by focusing on the protection of wetlands and other critical habitats, advocating for adequate mitigation of lost wetland resources, and enforcing all aspects of compliance with the Clean Water Act.
Bayou City Waterkeeper is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global environmental movement which began in 1966 with the Hudson River Fisherman's Association and grew to encompass waterways around the world.
Today, there are more than 200 Waterkeeper organizations that promote citizen advocacy on issues ranging from pollution to climate change affecting our waterways. Waterkeepers are scientists, teachers, and legal advocates for the health of their communities and waterways.