Abandoned Crab Trap Removal

Event Phone: (832) 392-1946

Join us for a conservation adventure with Galveston Bay Foundation and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to remove abandoned crab traps from Galveston Bay.  From February 19 to February 28 of 2021, Texas waters will be closed to crab trapping.  During this closure period, good Samaritans will remove lost and derelict crab traps from Galveston Bay.

For this event we need boats on the water in Bolivar.  Jobs will be available on land as well to unload and smash the traps.  The best kind of boat for this work is low-profile and a power boat.  Boaters who are willing to help, please complete the ABC-Houston form (here).

The Galveston Bay Foundation has an online form to help them manage volunteers and know what vessel types will be assisting.  We will be attending “Bolivar” as the site.  Please go online and also register with Galveston Bay Foundation as well using their online form.

For more information on the volunteer event for our area click here.
For more information on the crab trap removal program, click here.

~ Updated Information ~

Inclement weather has caused a postponement.  The annual Abandoned Crab Trap Removal event is moved to Saturday, February 27, 2021, starting at 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in Bolivar (Tx).   Squadron boats will be at the dock and in-the-water by 9:00am, there will be a safety briefing, and the on-the-water activities will start by 9:30am.  PFD’s will be provided, but bring your own as well.  The Squadron will provide bottled water and snacks.  Exact details will be sent to all registered participants the week before the event with explicit details.

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  • Saturday, February 27, 2021
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm



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Venue Phone: 409 684 2731

Venue Website:

1295 N Stingaree Road, Crystal Beach, Texas, 77650, United States

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