New Waves April 2011

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Galveston Bay named one of nine new "Great Waters"

Galveston Bay has been designated as one of nine new “Great Waters” by America’s Great Waters Coalition. The announcement was made by the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) at Trash Bash at Armand Bayou in Bay Area Park on March 26.

"The health of Galveston Bay has indeed improved over the last twenty years,” said GBF President Bob Stokes. “Much of this can be traced back to restoration efforts that have been primarily funded by federal dollars. Those dollars directly benefit the health of both the Bay and our local economies and we need to continue making those investments to maintain those benefits."

To learn more about the Great Waters Coalition and to view a complete list of America's Great Waters, visit Also, for more information about the Galveston Bay Foundation, visit

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