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February 14th Public Meeting Notice

Feb 9, 2024

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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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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January 10th Public Meeting Notice

Jan 5, 2024

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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December 13th Public Meeting Notice

Dec 8, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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November 8th Public Meeting Notice

Nov 2, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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October 11th Public Meeting Notice

Oct 6, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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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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August 9th Public Meeting Notice

Aug 4, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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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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July 12th Public Meeting Notice

Jul 8, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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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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June 14th Public Meeting Notice

Jun 9, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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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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May 10th Public Meeting Notice

May 4, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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April 12th Public Meeting Notice

Apr 7, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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March 8th Public Meeting Notice

Mar 3, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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February 8th Public Meeting Notice

Feb 3, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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January 11th Public Meeting Notice

Jan 6, 2023

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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NEWS RELEASE: Water Resources Development Act of 2022 signed into law, authorizing advancement of Coastal Texas Program

Dec 23, 2022

GALVESTON, Texas – President Biden signed the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 into law on Dec. 23, 2022, which includes authorization of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Coastal Texas Program.

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December 14th Public Meeting Notice

Dec 9, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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November 9th Public Meeting Notice

Nov 4, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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ICYMI: Coastal Protection Panel

Oct 21, 2022

GCPD joined Sen. John Cornyn, Rep. Dennis Paul, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and other coastal stakeholders at the Lone Star Flight Museum to discuss coastal protection and the upcoming Coastal Texas Program.

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USACE News Release: Army Corps, partners complete first mile of Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay surge risk reduction mega-project

Oct 11, 2022

Port Arthur, TX -- On July 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractors successfully completed the first construction contract and first mile of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay coastal storm risk management program.

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October 12th Public Meeting Notice

Oct 7, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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Coastal Protection Roundtable

Sep 15, 2022

GCPD was honored to be a participant in a coastal protection roundtable with Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Rijkswaterstaat, USACE and the GLO in Houston last week.

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PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT REGIONAL FLOOD PLAN!

Sep 13, 2022

The San Jacinto Regional Flood Planning Group submitted the DRAFT Regional Flood Plan to the Texas Water Development Board on Aug. 1, 2022.

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September 14th Public Meeting Notice

Sep 9, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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Ted Cruz visits Galveston to discuss $31 billion protection barrier - The Daily News (Galveston Newspapers)

Aug 25, 2022

Ted Cruz met with city officials to speak about next steps in a $31 billion protection barrier project.

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August 10th Public Meeting Notice

Aug 5, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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July 13th Public Meeting Notice

Jul 8, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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JOIN US FOR THE UPCOMING SAN JACINTO REGIONAL FLOOD PLANNING GROUP OPEN HOUSES!

May 12, 2022

The San Jacinto Regional Flood Planning Group is offering three opportunities for public open houses, with virtual and in-person options

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May 11th Public Meeting Notice

May 6, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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Orange County Project

Apr 21, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) is excited to be partnering with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as the non-Federal sponsor on The Orange County Project.

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CBS News: The $29 billion plan to save Texas' coast from rising tides: Massive flood gates and miles of sand dunes

Apr 19, 2022

The plan would be the largest infrastructure project in the nation and take up to 20 years to complete.

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April 13th Public Meeting Notice

Apr 8, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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GCPD - Site Tour with Coastal Engineering Review Board

Mar 23, 2022

It was a beautiful day for a visit in Galveston with the Coastal Engineering Review Board touring some of the proposed Coastal Texas project sites.

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March 9th Public Meeting Notice

Mar 4, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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Coastal Texas Study: Ecosystem Restoration

Feb 18, 2022

The Threat: Barrier islands on the Texas coast provide the first line of defense against hurricanes for coastal communities. These systems absorb storm energy and reduce the effects of wind, waves, and surge.

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February 9th Public Meeting Notice

Feb 4, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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Meeting with Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership

Jan 28, 2022

The GCPD had a great visit with members of the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership. The Bay Area Houston region is the center of economic activity for the state and the Gulf Coast Protection District is committed to its mission of protecting these communities.

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January 12th Public Meeting Notice

Jan 7, 2022

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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December 8th Public Meeting Notice

Dec 3, 2021

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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November 10th Public Meeting Notice

Nov 8, 2021

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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October 13th Public Meeting Notice

Oct 8, 2021

The Gulf Coast Protection District (GCPD) Board of Directors will be having a public meeting to discuss district business. Members of the public may participate.

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