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What is the Bucket Brigade?

Bucket Brigade - "What's In Your Water?" will, in conjunction with the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, provide free interpretive tours to beach-goers on Galveston Island. Bucket Brigade's goal is to increase public understanding of the positive role of sargassum and turbid water in our marine and coastal ecosystems.

Tours will coincide with peak tourism and (hopefully) sargassum season from March to October 2016. Tours will last approximately one hour and involve hands-on activities to give visitors an appreciation for Galveston's different but not "dirty" beaches.

Bucket Brigade will also highlight the impact we can all have on coastal ecosystems through marine debris and pollution, and has the potential to directly impact thousands of visitors including those from far away and right here in the Galveston Bay watershed. Bucket Brigade is made possible thanks to a grant from the Texas Coastal Management Program through the Texas General Land Office.

Get involved - Become a Bucket Brigade Interpreter!

For Bucket Brigade to be successful we need your help! Artist Boat is looking for citizens like you who are passionate about our marine and coastal ecosystems to share that passion with the public.

We would love to add your knowledge and enthusiasm to our team of interpreters! With 6 interpretive tours each day, volunteers will typically lead either a half-day (3 tours) or full day (6 tours) of programming depending on availability. With a full day of tours, Interpreters could directly connect with up to 120 beach visitors!

To get involved, volunteers should fill out the volunteer application form found here and email it to or return it to our office at 2627 Ave O, Galveston TX, 77550.

Volunteer Interpreter Orientation and Training