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 […]

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Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts - Matagorda Bay Study

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) contracted with Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in 2019 to conduct research to: (1) inform the development of effective conservation strategies for endangered sea turtles and (2) explore opportunities for avian conservation relative to potential impacts from flooding and sea rise by implementing a multi-disciplinary ecosystem assessment […]

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Community Oyster Reef Construction at the Palacios Coastal Education Pavilion

Local volunteers, 4-H youth and members of the Galveston Bay Area Texas Master Naturalists used recycled oyster shells to build a small oyster reef at the new Palacios Coastal Education Pavilion located on the shores of Tres Palacios Bay. The effort was funded by a mini-grant from the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and directed and […]

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