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What Makes the Buffalo Bayou Restoration Project So Controversial?

We revisit a plan to restore a portion of Buffalo Bayou. The Memorial Park Demonstration Project is a controversial plan to eliminate vegetation and trees along the banks of a 1.5-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou, running from the southeast corner of Memorial Park to the eastern edge of River Oaks Country Club. We examined this […]

We revisit a plan to restore a portion of Buffalo Bayou. The Memorial Park Demonstration Project is a controversial plan to eliminate vegetation and trees along the banks of a 1.5-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou, running from the southeast corner of Memorial Park to the eastern edge of River Oaks Country Club.

We examined this project back in June. Today, News 88.7’s Dave Fehling will join us to walk through what makes the plan controversial, then we talk with Steve

Hupp, Water Quality Director for the Bayou Preservation Association, which supports the plan, and Susan Chadwick from Save Buffalo Bayou, which opposes it.

MORE: Conservationists Disagree What To Do As Bayou’s Banks Wash Away (Houston Public Media, Oct. 8, 2014)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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