On April 13, 2019, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Executive Director Laura Bowie and Development Director Becky Ginn got their feet a little wet helping at Marsh Mania in Galveston, Texas. The Galveston Bay Foundation had its 21st anniversary restoring vital coastal habitat.

The goal of Marsh Mania is to involve local citizens in hands-on wetlands restoration activities while increasing their awareness and appreciation of wetland habitats and functions. The Alliance joined more than 160 volunteers planting smooth cordgrass. Alliance Gulf Star partner the Hess Corporation extended the invitation.