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Galveston: Our Fragile, Beautiful Coast

April 14, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am


Galveston: Our Fragile, Beautiful Coast

This day in Galveston will focus on the coastal environment through a variety of experiences. Bob Stokes, president of the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF), will accompany us and tell us about measures being applied to protect the bay and its estuaries. We will tour the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s sea turtle facility in the former officers’ barracks of historic Fort Crockett. We will visit Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve, where fragile ecosystems are restored by planting indigenous vegetation, and guided kayak trips teach children and adults about the land and sea.

We will then pause for lunch before heading to a privately-owned working cattle ranch. The property, ranch land since the late 19th century and twice restored following hurricane damage, has extensive gardens for migratory birds, butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as wonderfully-restored historic houses. While there we will have refreshments.

Bring a hat, wear comfortable shoes and carry your best binoculars. (We will definitely be looking at birds!)

Founded in 1987, the mission of the GBF is to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Galveston Bay estuarine system and its tributaries.  Bob Stokes has been president of GBF since 2004.


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April 14, 2016
12:00 am - 11:59 am
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