Galveston Baykeeper (GBK) is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global environmental movement which began in 1966 with the Hudson River Fisherman's Association and grew to encompass waterways around the world.
Today, there are more than 200 Waterkeeper organizations that promote citizen advocacy on issues ranging from pollution to climate change affecting our waterways. Waterkeepers are scientists, teachers, and legal advocates for the health of their communities and waterways.
GBK is a grassroots organization committed to preserving and protecting the health of Galveston Bay and its watershed for our children, our economy and our future, through advocacy and education, and enforcement of the Clean Water Act.
GBK became a 501(c) 3 organization in 2009. Since its inception, GBK has provided project support and collaborated with other environmental advocates including Air Alliance Houston, Galveston Bay Foundation, Sierra Club, T.E.J.A.S., Friends of Cedar Bayou United, Houston Tomorrow, Surf Rider, and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
See the Board of Directors for more information.