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Port Houston Honored by HGAC for Bayport Berm Project

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 18, 2019 8:12:32 AM

Port Houston’s Bayport Berm Project was awarded for “Robust Community Involvement” at the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (HGAC) Water Innovation Strategies of Excellence Awards.

The WISE Awards recognize innovative strategies and projects in the Houston-Galveston region that serve as models for improving water quality. The winning projects must exhibit efficiency, effectiveness and innovation.

“We are honored to be recognized for this achievement,” said Trae Camble, director of environmental affairs for Port Houston. “We had a number of volunteers participate in the community with us on this project, and our commitment to environmental leadership is an important part of our organizational best practices.”

The Bayport Berm Project supported the development of the new vegetation sight-and-sound berm near the Bayport Container Terminal. The new Seabrook sight and sound berm is a culmination of years of careful planning and industry partnerships. This vegetated berm will provide enhanced mitigation of sound near the Bayport Container Terminal for both the El Jardin and Seabrook communities, while also beautifying the area.

The Port Houston Trees program with Houston Wilderness, a community tree planting project, was also recognized during the ceremony.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, community, stewardship, projects, environment

Port Employees Create New Habitat at 21st Annual Marsh Mania

Posted by Port Houston on May 13, 2019 1:56:45 PM

Port Houston team members spent April 13 volunteering at Marsh Mania, a popular environmental project, located at Virginia Point near Galveston. Port Houston team members joined dozens of local organizations and other community members for the nationally-recognized wetlands restoration project, where they planted stems of cordgrass to create new marsh habitat.

“Thanks to all our volunteers and their families for coming out to support this important cause,” said Garret Berg, community relations manager. “Coastal wetlands play an essential role in the overall health of Galveston Bay, and we appreciate all the individuals and organizations that participated.”

In its 21 years, Marsh Mania has involved more than 8,000 community volunteers in the restoration of roughly 209 acres of vital estuarine marsh habitat at 92 sites around Galveston Bay.

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, Texas, environment

Port Houston Keeping Region Green with Beautification and Environmental Projects

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 16, 2019 10:55:33 AM

Port Houston strives to be an active steward in the community.

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, stewardship, environment, outreach

Port Houston Community Outreach Hits the Ground Running in 2019

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 21, 2019 2:44:32 PM
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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, community, outreach

Key Homeland Security Exercise Held at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 4, 2019 3:35:12 PM

More than 200 participants from 13 Houston-area public safety agencies and 20 industry partners participated in a federally sponsored emergency management exercise Dec. 4 and 5.

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Topics: safety, ports, Houston, security, emergency management, community

Small Businesses Benefit Through Port Capital Projects Forum

Posted by Port Houston on Feb 28, 2019 11:31:49 AM

More than 150 local small business representatives attended the port’s Small Business Capital Improvement Projects and Subcontracting Opportunities Forum Feb. 6. Port Houston’s small business development program was created to provide opportunities for local small businesses to participate in contracting and procurement at the port.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, community, contracts, procurement, small business, projects, outreach

Port Houston, UHD, HCC and HISD Take Action to Support Maritime Education

Posted by Port Houston on Feb 19, 2019 5:11:43 PM

 

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, education, community, Texas

Port Police Brings Holiday Cheer with “Silver Santa” Project

Posted by Port Houston on Dec 19, 2018 1:08:49 PM

The Port Houston Police and Security departments volunteered at a housing facility, Jacinto City Healthcare Center in Houston, to bring Christmas cheer to its residents Dec. 18. They provided plush pillows and blankets to the Houstonians while entertaining them with holiday music, food and games.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, police, community, Texas, giving, volunteer

Tis’ the Season for Community Outreach at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Dec 18, 2018 11:23:06 AM

Port Houston continued its tradition of giving back to the community this holiday season though the Angel Tree program and preparing care packages for seafarers. 

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Topics: Houston, leadership, community, holiday, outreach

Port Houston Hosts Beach Cleanup Event at Morgan’s Point

Posted by Port Houston on Dec 4, 2018 8:18:25 AM

Port Houston employees teamed up with Galveston Bay Foundation to host one of our largest environmental cleanup events of the year. Despite having to reschedule the original event due to Tropical Storm Florence, more than 100 volunteers showed up at Morgan’s Point to lend a helping hand, collecting 2,174 pounds of trash and recyclables from the beach and surrounding areas.

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Topics: Houston, community, stewardship, environment, beach

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