Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program is dedicated to protecting and restoring the health and productivity of the bays and estuaries in the Texas Coastal Bend, while supporting continued economic growth and public use of the bays. 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, and environmental education. The health, beauty, and bounty of our bays and estuaries are essential for continued enjoyment of both people and wildlife.
NEW* In 2016, the CBBEP initiated a new collaborative effort to revise the Coastal Bend Bays Plan in order to incorporate developments that have occurred since the previous plan was drafted and to ensure that new priorities are being addressed. For more information, to view the draft plan, or to get involved check out our Coastal Bend Bays Plan page.
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1 week ago
A very successful work day out at the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program's Nueces Delta Preserve! Volunteers from the Port Industries Technical Committee maintained trails, removed an old dock, built work tables, installed a rainwater harvest irrigation system, and sealed a footbridge! Thanks Port Industries Technical Committee! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Today is #GivingTuesday, and during the next 24 hours, people from around the world will be coming together to celebrate generosity and make an impact in their communities. #GivingTuesday is held each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and provides a great opportunity to kick off the holiday giving season. People have the chance to give back in better, smarter ways to the causes they believe in.
At the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program, we are working to create a Coastal Bend that supports a high quality of life for our residents and a thriving bay system that is sustained for generations to come. Please consider partnering with us to make this vision a reality by supporting CBBEP on this #GivingTuesday.
How can you be part of the movement? Here are a few simple ideas: Consider making a gift to CBBEP on #GivingTuesday using the donate button at the top of the page, help us get the word out on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday, or do something kind for the estuary - pick up trash, conserve water, and use reusable water bottles.
As always, we thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
As Thanksgiving approaches, it's a great time to reflect with gratitude on the tremendous support the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program has received this year. With the generous help of our partners, like you, we were able to acquire new lands for conservation, initiate several major restoration projects, help bird nesting islands recover from the damage of Hurricane Harvey, and provide opportunities for students, teachers, and families to connect with nature.
Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of CBBEP's formation as a nonprofit. We are excited to both celebrate the successes of the last 20 years and look ahead to the years to come. We are committed more than ever to continuing our efforts to protect the bays and estuaries of the Texas Coastal Bend, and we hope you will join with us in this effort. Without your help our work would not be possible.
This Thanksgiving, as always, we're thankful for the people like you who support efforts to protect our bays and estuaries.
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program
P.S. Don't forget that next Tuesday, November 27 is #GivingTuesday! On that day, you will have the chance to join with people from around the world to celebrate generosity and kick off the giving season. If you wish to support efforts to protect our bays and estuaries, consider making a donation to CBBEP on #GivingTuesday. ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Many thanks to the Valero Energy Foundation for supporting the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program’s efforts to create the next generation of environmental stewards through our Delta Discovery environmental education program. The funding they have provided will allow teachers and students to experience the wonders of Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program - Nueces Delta Preserve and connect with nature. Thank you Valero Energy Foundation! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Huge thank you to Buckeye Partners, L.P. for their contribution to the CBBEP Coastal Bird Program. Their generous donation will be used to help manage bird nesting islands in Aransas and Redfish bays and provide a safe place for colonial waterbirds to raise their young. Thank you Buckeye Partners for helping to protect our coastal birds! ... See MoreSee Less