Bayou City Waterkeeper



The Lower Galveston Bay Watershed is the 7th largest estuary in the United States.  Located along the upper coast of Texas, it is connected to the Gulf of Mexico and is surrounded by cypress swamps, sub-tropical marshes and coastal prairies on the mainland.  The Lower Galveston Bay Watershed includes the entire San Jacinto Drainage, The Trinity River to Lake Livingston, and numerous shorter coastal drainages including Buffalo Bayou, Greens Bayou, Turtle Bayou, Oyster Creek, Dickinson Bayou, Cedar Bayou, and East Bay Bayou.  Today, much of the watershed is within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, which is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and home to major ports including the Port of Houston, the second-busiest port in the nation.  Galveston Bay produces more seafood than any bay in the nation except the Chesapeake.

Bruce Bodson has been involved in environmental matters for over 35 years, as a scientist, consultant, attorney and academic.  He has been involved in conservation nonprofits in the Texas Gulf Coast region for over 20 years and has served as a board member of the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, the Bayou Land Conservancy, the Christmas Bay Foundation, and the Bayou Preservation Association.  Bruce also serves as adjunct faculty for Texas A&M University at Galveston, where he teaches Environmental Impact Analysis and Environmental Policy for the graduate program in Marine Resources Management. He earned his JD from South Texas College of Law, his MS in Environmental Science from University of Texas at Dallas, and his BS in Fisheries Biology from the University of Arizona at Tucson.  He has also done post doctoral studies in environmental and energy law at the University of Houston Law Center.  He is an avid birder, kayaker and kayak racer and is constantly exploring the Texas bays and rivers.


Location

2010 North Loop West, Suite 275
Houston, Texas 77018