Man-Made Wetlands Still Strong After Hurricane Claudette
2003 – Although Hurricane Claudette made a powerful entrance into
the Houston-Galveston area in mid-July, wetlands constructed in Galveston
Bay during the past several years by the Port of Houston Authority (PHA),
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Beneficial Uses Group (BUG)
Goat Island Makes a Comeback
15, 2003 – The Port of Houston Authority (Port), the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (Corps) and the Beneficial Uses Group (BUG) are turning back
time in Buffalo Bayou.
Retorno de "Goat Island" (La Isla de Cabras)
de mayo de 2003 – La Autoridad de los Puertos de Houston (los Puertos),
el Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los Estados Unidos (el
Cuerpo) y el Grupo de Usos Beneficiosos (siglas en inglés, BUG)
están llevando a Buffalo Bayou nuevamente al pasado.
American Wetlands Month Gives Houston Cause for Celebration
1, 2003 – Officially deemed “American Wetlands Month,”
May is a time to focus nationally on conserving and preserving the coastal
environment and wildlife.
Mes de los Humedales es Causa de Celebración en Houston
de mayo de 2003 – El mes de mayo, que ha sido designado oficialmente
como el “Mes de los Humedales de América”, es un tiempo
ideal para que todo el país se enfoque en la conservación
y preservación del ambiente y la fauna costeros.
Life Returns to Redfish: A Promise Kept
29, 2003 - The grand re-opening of Galveston Bay’s Redfish Island
was celebrated today in a special ceremony called “Life Returns
to Redfish: A Promise Kept” at the Port of Houston Authority Cruise
La Vida Regresa a Redfish: Una Promesa Cumplida
29 de marzo de 2003 - Hoy fue celebrada la gran reapertura de la isla Redfish en
la Bahía de Galveston con una ceremonia especial llamada “La
Vida Regresa a Redfish: Una Promesa Cumplida” en la terminal de
cruceros de la Autoridad del Puerto de Houston.
Increased Business Flow Profits Houston Environment
12, 2002 - The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) knows how to make an impact.
"Talk a Walk on the Wild Side" in Galveston Bay
1, 2002 - Galveston Bay's "living laboratory," a 220-acre man-made, inter-tidal
salt marsh, is now more accessible to both humans and marine life, thanks
to a newly built boardwalk and other enhancements to the marsh that provide
better accessibility throughout the area.
Redfish Island Resurrected After Decade
19, 2002 - Although Redfish Island vanished from Galveston Bay more than
a decade ago, the island is reemerging.
Pearland Fourth Grader Charts New Territory With Jose de Evia
29, 2001 - When the Port of Houston Authority and the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers asked local elementary school students to name a newly created
island in Galveston Bay, the last thing they expected was to get a history
lesson from a 9-year-old.
Sand Flat to Become Much Needed Resource in Galveston Bay
1, 2001 - The Port of Houston Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
and the Beneficial Uses Group (BUG), successfully completed marsh grass-planting
efforts earlier this month on a sand flat resulting from recent dredging
Redfish Island. It's Back - Almost
28, 2001 - Redfish Island, once a popular boater destination, had submerged
in recent years and there was a loud outcry for its restoration. The public's
voice has been heard and the result is Redfish Island will be partially
New Galveston Bay Island Welcomes Flock to New Home
27, 2000 - A new island in Galveston Bay is attracting hundreds of native
residents in search of the perfect nesting ground. However, this is not
your typical real estate development -- this island is strictly for the
"Living Laboratory" in Galveston Bay Provides Answers to Environmental Questions
11, 2000 - Galveston Bay has a "living laboratory" - a source from which
engineers and scientists are learning the best and most efficient ways
to restore vital marshland to the area.
Dredging Moves to Upper Galveston Bay: Watch for Buoys, Improvements
8, 2000 - Dredging will start this month in Upper Galveston Bay as the
Houston Ship Channel Expansion Project moves between Morgan's Point and
the Five-Mile Cut Channel.
Pardon Our Dredging: Galveston Bay Marsh Creation Continues
7, 2000 - In March, contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will
start building a new marsh in Upper Galveston Bay.
New Island Emerges In Galveston Bay, Interagency Beneficial Uses Group Recycles Dredge Material to Create Island for Bay's Birds
26, 2000 - A new island has emerged from the depths of Galveston Bay,
and it's strictly for the birds. Even better, those birds - pelicans,
terns, egrets and others - won't have to wait the eons it generally takes
Mother Nature to finish creating a new landmass.
A Living Laboratory
Bay houses a "living laboratory", thanks to the planning and efforts of
the Beneficial Uses Group (BUG), the Port of Houston Authority and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Backgrounder: Restoring Galveston Bay's Wetlands
26, 2000 - In the largest project of its kind in the country, a coalition
of local, state and federal government agencies is constructing 4,250
acres of new salt marsh in Galveston Bay.
Beneficial Uses Group Members and Their Missions
Beneficial Uses Group (BUG) is an interagency group responsible for developing
an environmentally responsible utilization plan for materials dredged
during the expansion of the Houston Ship Channel.
History of the Beneficial Uses Group
in 1990, the Beneficial Uses Group (BUG) formed to find environmentally
responsible ways to utilize the material dredged from the Houston Ship
Channel during the expansion project.
The Houston Ship Channel: A History
1837, the steamship Laura traveled from Galveston Bay up Buffalo Bayou
to what is now Houston.
Wetlands at Work
Beneficial Uses Group (BUG), established in 1990, evaluates and plans
the best ways to use materials dredged during the expansion of the Houston
Wetlands Fact Sheet
What are wetlands or marshes?