Matagorda Bay Foundation Dog Island Preserve

The Matagorda Bay Foundation is poised to take ownership of almost 1000 acres of Matagorda Bay coastal habitat. The property, colloquially known as Dog Island, is located about 1.5 miles west of the Colorado River diversion channel was originally owned by the Runnells family who donated it to Yale University and the St. Paul's School in New Hampshire. Last year Yale and St. Paul's School approached the MBF about taking ownership of the land and serving as stewards to preserve its diverse natural resources.  We hope to develop conservation partnerships with interested agencies and non-profits and develop wildlife and habitat management plans that will enhance natural productivity.

If you would like to be part of this historic effort to protect and enhance Dog Island, contact Bill Balboa  -

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