Capt. David Dillman made a call to action to address water pollution and remove litter from our waterways in a recently published article ("Rain's runoff brings worrying amounts of pollution," The Daily News, May 10, 2023.)

Trash pollution is a serious issue throughout Galveston Bay. The Galveston Bay Foundation is working to address the issue and contribute to a cleaner Bay for all through citizen science research, cleanups and community engagement.


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Dan Hochman

Three simple actions need to happen, that, for some reason beyond my scope of comprehension haven't been implemented: 1) TOURISTS NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for their garbage!! Marshalls, Park Board, Beach Patrol, even Police, should be involved in enforcing the large fines associate with littering. They leave their trash EVERYWHERE! Parking lots, neighborhoods, beaches. 2) Neighborhoods need to get out and clean-up their streets and sidewalks. This should fall on city counsel members to organize clean-ups in their districts if they truly cared about Galveston. A pair of gloves and a trash bag go a long way. 3) The city needs more garbage cans in areas where there is no residential trash pick-up. ENFORCE the laws, make the effort, use common sense solutions.

Dalton Logan

Dan, all of your ideas are excellent but here is where it falls through. A majority of the people who are leaving their trash don't care if you give them a ticket. They are not going to show up at court never the less pay any fines.

David Hardee

As a family that has rented a beach house on several occasions I can atest that these beach home owners do not have trash pickup contracts and deposit their trash in the provided public containers. Each privately owned beach lot should be paying a contaract for private trash pickup.

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