The Goose Creek/Spring Gully watershed is located in eastern Harris County. Covering 32 square miles, it has a population of about 54,409. The primary streams, Spring Creek and Goose Creek, and the tributaries within the watershed host approximately 60 miles of open streams. Spring Creek flows south from Highlands Reservoir to Barnett Bay while Goose Creek flows from the Highlands Reservoir through Baytown and Goose Lake to Tabbs Bay and the Houston Ship Channel.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has determined that both the shoreline near Tabb Bay as well as the shoreline along Barnett Bay are environmentally sensitive areas.
The Eddie Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center is located on Goose Creek. Its mission is to increase awareness, appreciation and understanding of wetlands, the environment and cultural history. It is an official site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. For more information on the Eddie Gray wetlands Center go to: Eddie V Gray Wetland Center. For more information on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail go to: http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/utc.