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San Antonio Bay Partnership

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San Antonio Bay Partnership (SABP) is a regional, non-profit, stakeholder-driven planning and management program for the San Antonio Bay/Guadalupe Estuary. 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 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 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 reflect this watershed approach.

SABP accomplishments include:
– Completion of a habitat conservation plan and a coastal public access plan
– Refurbish and install water wells on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to provide fresh water sources for the Whooping Cranes and other wildlife during drought conditions
– Provide hands-on experience with San Antonio Bay through the Texas Floating Classroom program to the public, local teachers & students on the Texas Floating Classroom
– Work with partners (USFWS, TPWD, CBBEP, and Audubon Texas) to update the management strategies for rookery islands in San Antonio Bay
– Worked with partners (POC Chamber of Commerce, Calhoun County, and the West-Side Calhoun County Navigation District to provide a kayak launch site, install a new kiosk & expansion the TPWD Port O’Connor Paddling Trail
– Provide guided kayaking events with ecology education throughout Espiritu Santo and San Antonio Bays
– Collaborate with Texas Master Naturalist Mid-Coast Chapter to provide kids birding program in local schools

405 N. Power Ave
Victoria, Texas 77901

(713) 829-2852

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