Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program is dedicated to protecting, researching and restoring the bays and estuaries in the 12-county region of the Texas Coastal Bend. A part of the National Estuary Program, we work with local governments, conservation groups, teachers, students and the public to raise awareness of our natural surroundings through research, restoration and recreation projects. The bays and estuaries of the Texas Coastal Bend are havens for human recreation, wildlife habitats and serve as an economic engine. Their continued health, beauty and bounty are essential for continued enjoyment of both people and wildlife.
There is nothing like putting the finishing touches on a project, and today we installed the interpretive sign for our Nueces Bay Marsh Restoration Project, a 10 year $5.3 million dollar restoration effort in Nueces Bay along the causeway. Stop by and check it out, and stay tuned for your opportunity to come out and help us with some final volunteer Spartina planting events! #cbbep ... See MoreSee Less
CBBEP Coastal Bird Program's David Newstead, was in Washington D.C. this week at the North American Ornithological Conference with an estimated 2,000 ornithological professionals, amateurs and students from North America, the Caribbean, and around the world! He is co-author on not one, not two, but three projects! #cbbep #wheresdavid #NAOC2016 ... See MoreSee Less
Mark you calendars for September 24th! Come out to Port Aransas and celebrate National Estuaries Day with the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, the Mission-Aransas Reserve, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the Center for Coastal Studies #cbbep #missionaransas ... See MoreSee Less
Our colonial nesting waterbirds are working hard to grow their families this summer, there are still some eggs in nests, as well as babies that could all use your help in spreading the word, to Fish, Swim, and Play from 50 Yards Away #cbbep #abcbirds American Bird Conservancy Gulf Coast Bird Observatory ... See MoreSee Less