Artist Boat has secured more than $1.4 million in federal, state and local funds and in-kind matches to acquire and conserve approximately 65 acres of coastal habitat on Galveston Island’s West End. The property is part of the 285-acre proposed Anchor Bay canal subdivision. The acquisition will expand Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve conservation area to approximately 665 acres. Funding for the acquisition is made possible through a partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), which applied for and received $1 million from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program (NCWCGP). Artist Boat rallied more than $400,000 of local contributions towards the project. This is the second time ....
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Open your heart and home
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Book Your Kayak Adventures
Enjoy a guided and interpretive Eco-Art Kayak Adventure, paddling to places of natural significance on Galveston Bay.
All At Once Initiative
Donate to Artist Boat now through June 15th as part of Jack Johnson’s All At Once Initiative, and the Johnson Ohana Foundation will match your donation!
Youth Eco-Art Programs
Eco-Art Workshops, Adventures, Residencies and Summer Camps combine the arts and sciences for exploration and appreciation of coastal habitats.
Coastal Heritage Preserve
Artist Boat is permanently preserving over 600 acres of coastal prairie on the west end of Galveston Island.