The San Antonio Bay Partnership Welcomes Your Input!

The Draft Coastal Public Access Plan for the San Antonio Bay System will be presented at a public meeting being held at the University of Houston-Victoria MultiPurpose Room (view location map here) from 3 to 5 pm on January 16, 2014. 

 Background: The San Antonio Bay Partnership is in the process of finalizing both a Habitat Conservation Plan and a Coastal Public Access Plan for the San Antonio Bay System.  (The planning program was funded by a grant from the Texas Coastal Coordination Council pursuant to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Award No. NA11NOS4190107.)  The Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program has administered the grant.

The draft Coastal Public Access Plan includes an inventory of existing public access facilities and sites within the San Antonio Bay System, along with a description of potential projects to enhance coastal public access in the area.  The draft plan is available for review (click here).

The Habitat Conservation Plan includes an inventory of potential sites within the San Antonio Bay System which might benefit from protection, restoration or enhancement programs. A draft of this plan was completed in 2012 and is available for review (click here).

Public comment on the draft plan will be accepted in person at the January 16th public meeting, or via e-mail to Dr. Kiersten Madden, Project Manager (kiersten.madden@gmail.com)

Next SABP Board meeting:

1 to 3 pm, Thursday, January 16, 2014; University of Houston-Victoria Multipurpose Room  (Click here for agenda information)

 San Antonio Bay Partnership, Inc. now a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Double Your Donation“: Take advantage now of the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) Challenge Grant Program, which will match dollar-for-dollar any contribution made to the San Antonio Bay Partnership (up to the currently authorized amount of $25,000).  Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support SABP in its efforts to “protect, restore and enhance the natural resources and human uses of the San Antonio Bay/Guadalupe Estuary System.”

Contributions may be made by check to “The San Antonio Bay Partnership, Inc.”  Mailing address: 405 W. Power Ave., Victoria, TX 77901

Your generous support is truly appreciated!