The San Antonio Bay Partnership (SABP) is a regional, non-profit, stakeholder-driven planning and management program for the San Antonio Bay/Guadalupe Estuary, which is located on the middle Texas coast.
The purpose of the San Antonio Bay Partnership is to create and sustain a working partnership of committed stakeholders in order to protect, restore and enhance the natural resources of the San Antonio Bay/Guadalupe Estuary System for the benefit of the ecosystem and its human uses.
Participation in SABP is open to anyone. Stakeholders currently participating in SABP activities represent a wide range of environmental, recreational and economic interests. Stakeholders come from both the area around the bay and the larger region of the San Antonio River and Guadalupe River watersheds, which provide important fresh water inflows to the estuary. SABP’s efforts to protect, restore and enhance the San Antonio Bay/Guadalupe Estuary System reflects this watershed approach.
Governance: The San Antonio Bay Partnership is a non-profit organization, incorporated in Texas as The San Antonio Bay Partnership, Inc. (SABP, Inc.) Application has been made to the IRS for designation as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization under federal tax law. SABP, Inc. is governed by an appointed Board of Directors, including:
- John Kisalus, Chair (Victoria, TX)
- Roy Foley, Vice-Chair (Victoria, TX)
- Terry Baiamonte, Secretary-Treasurer (Goliad)
- Bob McCan, Member (Victoria, TX)
- Allan Berger, Member (Houston/Port O’Connor)
SABP depends on stakeholder involvement for input on issues, technical assistance and financial support. The current organizational structure can be found here.