Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Church Facility
Increase your understanding of coastal ecosystems and watersheds and how they are affected by manmade and natural disasters. Join your fellow Comets as we complete environmental conservation projects and serve those who suffer the economic impact of these disasters.
Tasks may include native plant propagation, sea grass restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, dune restoration, storm water treatment, public land restoration and invasive species removal.
We worked with the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) for environmental conservation. We participated in many different projects, ranging from planting and gardening to communicating and raising awareness. As we became immersed in what we did for that day, it became apparent that the guides at GBF were working for something that truly mattered to them. They saw the environment as precious and something to be treasured. Every single plant and organism existing in the bay is there for a reason and serves a specific purpose: to grow and to give life. As we experienced firsthand various ways of service for long hours, from speaking with strangers to building an artificial oyster reef, we witnessed the accumulation of all of our individual efforts that resulted in a greater impact in our environment.
- Hae Min Lee, ASB 2014 Environmental Conservation participant
Read Hae Min's full experience here.
ASB Trips for 2014
Location: Collierville, Tennessee
Agency: Collierville Animal Services
Assist in caring for abandoned and neglected dogs, cats, and other rescued animals.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: Various Agencies
Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.