Rising seas and stronger storms increasingly threaten the Texas Gulf Coast. In 2017, Harvey smashed previous rain records and affected communities living throughout the Greater Houston and Galveston area. With record-setting storms on the rise, stakeholders in the region have united around a common understanding: Dramatic action is needed to ensure our long-term resilience.

Local, state, and federal governments plan to invest billions of dollars to help our region adapt and recover. Through strategic collaborations and advocacy in communities across the Galveston Bay watershed, Bayou City Waterkeeper is pushing for this money be spent wisely on science-based, future-oriented, equitable solutions that work with – not against – nature. All our communities, whether in Houston’s urban core or along our beautiful stretch of the Gulf Coast, deserve the promise of a resilient and healthy environment for generations to come.

Our Programs

Coastal Environment

Championing eco-centric solutions that further our ability to live on the coast in sustainable, thriving communities for generations to come.

Urban Environment

Advocating for nature-driven solutions to Houston’s flooding problems that account for the needs of our most vulnerable communities.