HOUSTON, TX (February 18, 2020) – The Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) to optimize marine debris removal efforts in local waterways.
The overall health of the Galveston Bay is adequate for now, but scientists and environmental leaders are pushing to improve the ecosystem’s quality over the coming years.
For the past five years, Galveston Bay received a “C” rating report card on its environmental condition. This is the first report after the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey.
The water quality in Texas’ largest estuary worsened in 2018, a report released Wednesday stated, owing to higher concentrations of pollutants in regional watersheds and bayous and possible lingeri