The Bucket Brigade, in conjunction with the Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees, provides free interpretive tours to beach-goers on Galveston Island. The 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 coincide with peak tourism and (hopefully) sargassum season. The 2016 season has come to a close, but look for us on Galveston beaches again in 2017!
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. Tours last approximately one hour and involve hands-on activities to give visitors an appreciation for Galveston's different but not "dirty" beaches. Bucket Brigade is made possible thanks to a grant from the Texas Coastal Management Program through the Texas General Land Office.
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!
A PUBLICATION (OR REPORT) FUNDED BY A TEXAS COASTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM GRANT APPROVED BY THE TEXAS LAND COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION AWARD NO. NA15NOS4190162.