Abandoned Crab Trap Removal 2023

Save The Date

Funding for this year’s effort is again provided by a NOAA Marine Debris Removal grant. These funds allow engagement of commercial crabbers to address root causes of trap dereliction.  As in 2022, each boat is requested to use  a free cell-phoned based app to mark location of each trap removed. The Collector app has been upgraded to “Field Maps” app; all will have to update to the new app, but the transition should be simple.  The data is essential to reducing trap dereliction and is required by the grant. Signup is required to obtain requisite ID’s and training will be available.

View the Updated 2023 Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program procedures

SABP Volunteers Named Cleanup Heroes

Surfrider Skip The PlasticThe Texas Coastal Bend Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has named San Antonio Bay Partnership Volunteers as their Cleanup Hero for the month of November 2022. The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the  world’s oceans, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network. Each month the Skip the Plastic project of Surfrider Foundation recognizes community members and businesses that go out of their way to clean up their local park, neighborhood, or their favorite spot on the beach.

In October, SABP Volunteers boarded boats and kayaks, waded in the marshes and shorelines throughout San Antonio, Espiritu Santo and Matagorda Bays removing over 4 TONS of trash during the 2022 Shorelines Cleanup event. Our volunteers are hard working, dedicated folks who deserve recognition and SABP could not be more pleased and proud! Thank you volunteers and Surfrider for this recognition and support!

Surfrider Cleanup Hero Release


We Did It!

 Archimedes Fund Website Post

Decisions about the October Estuary Education Program will be made soon. Given the current uncertainty in school protocols, it is possible that the program will be delayed until spring as was done after Hurricane Harvey. We will keep you advised!   You can find the full details of our Archimedes fundraising efforts here.

Seadrift Paddling Trail Opens

Through the efforts of San Antonio Bay Partnership and Community Sponsors, the Texas Parks and Wildlife trail system added a new trail in Seadrift. This trail is the last segment of the famous Texas Water Safari and is a nice mix of river and bay paddling. Click Here for the story of the inaugural paddle and  watch the video.

SABP Receives 2018 Watershed Wise Award

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Santikos Palladium, the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) hosted their third annual Watershed Wise Awards. This award recognizes individuals and organizations who have helped to raise awareness of watershed issues relevant to SARA’s vision and mission. Allan Berger, SABP Chair received the award and was featured in SARA’s awards video which was shown along with the SARA’s Environmental Film Festival.

The award video and film fest will be repeated on Thursday, June 28 6 pm – 9 pm at Kenedy City Hall303 W Main St. The festival features films about environmental efforts across the country and internationally. It is truly inspiring.

San Antonio River Authority Watershed Wise Awards video features the 2017-2018 award recipients including SABP Chair, Allan Berger! Click here to watch video.