Galveston Bay Foundation's Marsh Mania 2016 

9/17/16: DESCO employees Gary Kowalski, Errin Bryner, and Chris Little participated in Galveston Bay Foundation’s Marsh Mania at McCollum Park. The DESCO volunteers helped GBF lead teams to plant smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) along the shoreline of the park. The smooth cordgrass growing in front of the bulkhead at the park will help absorb wave energy, resulting in less erosion and hopefully even sediment accretion along the park’s shoreline. The newly planted area will also provide essential feeding and nursery grounds to animals of Galveston Bay including fish, crabs, and shrimp. The smooth cordgrass marsh will also play an important role of helping to filter the estuaries water and remove excess nutrients from the bay. During lunch, DESCO biologist Chris Little described these vital features of Galveston Bay marsh habitat to the attendees.


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