Galveston Baykeeper and the Christmas bay Foundation will be at Christmas Bay on February 18 to participate on Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's abandoned crab trap removal program. We will be joined by the Brazoria county Search and Rescue team, providing airboats and other craft to cover as much of the bay as possible.
To further benefit the environment, we will also eat feral hog chili, after the work is done. Come on out and enjoy a nice day on the water and do something good for the Bay.
For all of our friends who are passionate about protecting and improving the natural environment here in the Greater Houston Area, I encourage you all to register for the Saving Planet Houston Series. There are three classes being held on Wednesday evenings, the 8th, 15th, and 22nd of February and optional field trips on Saturday the 25th. You can register for any or all of the classes. On the 22nd, you can hear GBK's own Dr. John Jacob on saving Houston's wetlands.
Folks 'N Oysters on December 30, was a great success. We enjoyed an evening of oysters from Prestige Oyster, raw or grilled by David Popkin, beer provided by Saint Arnold's Brewing Company, wine from our own Martin and Vaness Hamilton, and an array of gumbo, sliders and oyster tacos from Liberty Kitchen. All of this was accompanied by music from the Anhinga Band. We announced Bruce Bodson as our new Executive Director/Baykeeper, and had a talk about organization mission for 2017. We kept that business stuff to a minimum so we could all get back to the oysters! We also want to say a special thank you to John and Leticia Jacob for hosting this event in their lovely home. How many board members let you bring all your river rat friends over for an evening? If you missed it, you'll have another chance to join us next year!