Of special note is GCA’s longtime participation in the coordination and sponsorship of the annual River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous “Trash Bash®” cleanup. Trash Bash is the largest lake and river cleanup in the state and has been the recipient of several prestigious environmental awards since its inception in 1994.
An outgrowth of GCA’s continuing interest in responsible environmental management has been an increasing effort to provide education programs that introduce the public, and especially school children, to environmental concerns and solutions. The program includes distribution of classroom teaching materials, environmental demonstrations, and participation in such events as Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bay Day and Marsh Mania events, recycling and household hazardous waste collection events, and presentations before various groups and organizations. GCA also supports the annual Envirothon competition which is coordinated by the Environmental Institute of Houston at University of Houston’s Clear Lake Campus.