‘It’s time to stop’: 700 bags of trash pulled from Buffalo Bayou each weekHOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — There’s a desperate plea for Houstonians to clean up their trash and limit their use of plastic. “How did all of this trash get here?” asked the Buffalo Bayou Partnership organization in a post shared on Instagram Tuesday. “From roadways, highways, storm drains and littering, any piece of loose trash you see makes its way down the bayous.”
Let’s keep Memorial Park natural, just as Ima Hogg wantedMany of us remember the shocking impact of the years of droughts on our beloved Memorial Park. The record dry spell in 2011 killed more than half the trees in the 1,500-acre park on Buffalo Bayou. Scores of distraught Houstonians were moved to raise funds and plant new trees. But now hundreds of trees, including towering pines and oaks, are being deliberately felled as part of a $200 to
Urban wilderness: Creating a native habitat in townWhen Devin Floyd and his team at the Center for Urban Habitats design gardens, they don’t just think about which plants will bloom in which season. Their approach is far more complex, encompassing the request that client David Wimberley made when he first hired them in 2014. “He came to us because he wanted to maximize the natural potential of his property to support wildlife,” Floyd says.
Don Greene fought to save bayous, rivers and the natural worldA Life on the WaterDon Greene — the lively outfitter who taught generations of Houstonians about canoes, kayaks and rafts, not to mention our underappreciated bayous — died Aug. 18, after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. He was 66. He grew up playing on Brays Bayou, and was horrified to see it channelized and paved. In the 1960s, when a similar plan emerged for Buffalo Bayou, Greene joined Terry Hershey