We went through Ike once. We cannot afford to do it a second time. That's why we need Galveston Bay Park
  • Galveston Bay Flood Risk Reduction Studies Deemed Compatible by Officials

    The text below is a joint news release by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Texas General Land Office, and the SSPEED Center. Release date: August 23, 2019 USACE Contact: Mary Markos, 214-460-1772 GLO Contact: Karina Erickson, 737-210-9347 SSPEED Contact: Jim Blackburn, 713-501-9007 Galveston Bay flood risk reduction studies deemed compatible by officials In […]

  • Environmentalist Ann Hamilton to Commissioners Court: Please Apply for Environmental Permit

    (Photo: Whooping crane, by Anna Hesser) Ann Hamilton has lived in Houston for nearly 35 years, serving as Senior Grant Officer at Houston Endowment for 18 years before retiring in 2009. At the Houston Endowment, Hamilton helped initiate and nurture programs that conserve and restore natural resources. Today she serves on the boards of the […]

  • Houston Chronicle Wants Environmental Study Permit for Galveston Bay Park

    With the headline “Think Beyond Coastal Spine for Storm Protection,” the Editorial Board of the Houston Chronicle just urged our county government to start the permitting process for Galveston Bay Park: The [Galveston Bay Park] proposal, developed by Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education & Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center, would create a 25-foot-high wall […]

  • Community Meeting with Adrian Garcia: Highlight Reel

    On May 15, 2019, Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia held community meeting exploring options for protecting the Houston Ship Channel from storm surge. This is a highlight reel of the presentation by Rice University’s SSPEED Center. And here’s the best link for sharing the video on Facebook: https://tinyurl.com/yxv2zyh4

  • YouTube Video on Galveston Bay Park surpasses 10,000 Views

    Do you remember the film on storm surge we posted just a few days ago? It has been a great – no, enormous! – success. Today it surpassed 10,000 views on YouTube. Houstonians tend to be unaware of the danger that hurricane storm surge poses to their city. But when they find out, they want […]

Let’s Protect Houston. Let’s Build Galveston Bay Park.

Houston frequently experiences hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico that travel up Galveston Bay. If one such storm makes landfall twenty miles west of Hurricane Ike, it would pound the Houston Ship Channel, destroy hundreds of chemical tanks stationed there, and create untold human, environmental, and economic damage.

We must prevent this.

The Galveston Bay Park can protect us, and with your help we can bring it into being.

To empower you, this website gives you the latest news and background information. It also offers advice on how to take action.

Welcome aboard!