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Gulf Coast Protection District

The Gulf Coast Protection District was created in 2021 by the 87th regular Texas Legislature to oversee the implementation of an integrated and comprehensive coastal resilience strategy for the upper Texas coast. Specifically, this includes assuming the role of non-Federal sponsor for major portions of the federally funded and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led Coastal Texas Project and Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Project.

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These transformative programs will deliver critically needed protection from coastal storm surge for the communities, nationally important industries, and vital ecosystems across the Texas coast. Upon completion of construction, the Gulf Coast Protection District will operate and maintain these improvements in conjunction with local jurisdictions.

The Gulf Coast Protection District contains approximately 5,220 square miles of land covering Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson, and Orange counties.

Our Mission is to protect Texas Gulf Coast communities, the environment, and economic activity from storm surge.

Latest News and Resources

Roger "Bo" Quiroga

Jan 18, 2024

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) has suffered a great loss with the passing of Roger "Bo" Quiroga. Roger was appointed by Galveston County to the GCPD Board of Directors in 2021 and reappointed for a second term in 2023.

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NEWS RELEASE: Governor Abbott Appoints Sharon Hulgan to GCPD Board of Directors

Jan 10, 2024

HOUSTON, Texas – The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Hulgan to the GCPD Board of Directors.

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NEWS RELEASE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Next Contract for the Port Arthur Project

Sep 13, 2023

PORT ARTHUR, TX – On Sept. 9, 2023, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a $102.5M contract to Flatiron Constructors, Inc., to construct additional portions of the Port Arthur Project, a component of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay (S2G) Coastal Storm Risk Management Project.

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NEWS RELEASE: Coastal Texas Project Memorandum of Understanding Signed

Jul 12, 2023

BAYTOWN, TX – On July 12, 2023, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner on the Coastal Texas Project, specifically the Galveston Bay Storm Surge Barrier System.

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NEWS RELEASE: Texas General Appropriations Bill Delivers Funding to Gulf Coast Protection District

Jun 20, 2023

HOUSTON, TX – As part of the 88th Regular Texas Legislative Session, which concluded in May, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1, the general appropriations bill, which provides approximately $550 million to the Gulf Cost Protection District (GCPD) and its programs.

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2023 Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

Jun 1, 2023

The 2023 Hurricane Season began today, June 1st, and runs through November 30th. With 14 named storms of which eight became hurricanes…

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