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What Makes the Buffalo Bayou Restoration Project So Controversial?

Posted on · 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 […]

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Rainy Day Funds for Roads, and Bayou Restoration: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Oct.8, 2014

Posted on · Much of the focus of next month’s election has been, naturally, on candidates for major offices in Houston and across Texas, including a local race for District Attorney, and statewide elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. There’s also a proposition to voters on the ballot. HJR 1, if approved, would allocate half of the general revenue […]

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Trash Bash Removes 49 Tons of Garbage from Area Watershed

Posted on · We learn about the Bayou Preservation Association‘s annual Trash Bash Saturday, March 29. It’s the largest waterway clean-up event in Texas. Volunteers clean up some 49 tons of trash along the Galveston Bay Watershed — everything from toilet seats to TVs to refrigerators. Executive Director Kathy Lord talks about the event and its mission.