Coastal Wetlands and Estuaries

The coastal watersheds in the San Jacinto-Brazos Coastal basin contain saltwater marshes, wetlands and transitional estuary ecosystems, which are home to numerous species of birds and aquatic life. The open bays receive a great deal of recreational activity and commercial/industrial activity, with numerous ships and barges transporting goods through the Galveston Bay area. The West Bay and southern bays are used predominantly for boating and fishing. Other popular recreational areas include Clear Lake, Moses Lake and Galveston Island State Park.

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