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Buffalo Bayou Cleanup

A local environmental group will lead some young students on a cleanup project tomorrow, at a city park on Buffalo Bayou not far from downtown Houston. Houston Public Radio’s Jim Bell reports.

The group is called “CLEAN”, which is an acronym for the Citizens League for Environmental Action Now. Members of CLEAN and more than a hundred students from the YES Prep Charter School will spend their Saturday picking up trash and debris at this new city park. CLEAN spokesman Charles Stillman says it promises to be a learning experience for the students.

“Teachers from the school, specifically science teachers, are going to be accompanying the students. And so it’s also going to be a chance for them to do some learning in the outdoors. They’re going to be talking about the natural flora and fauna, and the eco-systems that exist in that area.” 

Buffalo Bayou runs from the Katy Prairie across Houston through downtown, and becomes the Houston Ship Channel on its way to Galveston Bay. Stillman says it’s a remarkable public treasure and resource that needs more care than it’s getting, and he hopes this experience will open the students’ eyes to that need.

“Well the goal is, in the larger sense, to protect and preserve Buffalo Bayou and its eco-system, its surrounding natural landscapes, while also fostering an appreciation for nature for the students that will be attending.”

The cleanup goes all day tomorrow at Tony Marron Park on North York Street, just off Navigation on the east end. There’s more information about Tony Marron Park on our website KUHF dot org.  Jim Bell, Houston Public Radio News.

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