All of our partners have their specialties and interests when it comes to trash related issues. In 2017 members decided to form working groups to focus on specific pathways towards marine debris reduction. 


















The working groups are comprised of members that are already engaged in an activity or are interested in promoting/ developing a strategy for the partnership. Members are encouraged to participate in any or all groups if they wish. Interested partners should email for further information on joining a working group.

In early 2020, we held our first working group meetings. We have now provided member only access to the working group pages as a place for partners to collaborate and share messages. Designated lead contacts will be listed on each working group sub-page.

Communication Strategy Working Group

 This group will focus on communication strategies for the Action Plan.

Research Working Group

Focused on promoting research related to marine debris in the Houston-Galveston Area.


Removal Working Group

Removal is still a huge part of marine debris control. This group will assist with coordination on clean up efforts and new technology.

RSVP For 2021 Working Group Meetings


This webpage was set up to communicate and share our progress as we initiate, develop and begin acting on the Greater Houston-Galveston Trash-Based Aquatic

Action Plan. Please note the purpose of this action plan is to serve as a guidance document or a central point of reference for improved collaboration and coordination among the multitude of stakeholders across the greater Houston-Galveston region, to avoid duplication and optimize the efficiency and efficacy of efforts.

The document is not intended to be regulatory or specifically binding on actions or timeframes.