Cypress Creek Flood Control Coalition Annual Meeting: The CCFCC Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3/24/10 at 7:00 PM at the Ponderosa Forest Fire Station, 17061 Rolling Creek Drive, Houston, 77090. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Mr. Mike Talbott, P.E., Director, Harris County Flood Control District will be the featured guest speaker. He will provide an overview of the history and jurisdiction of the District, how it executes its mission, and how it is funded. The presentation will cover District activities throughout the county along with efforts in the Cypress Creek area.
Bayou Greenway Parks and Trail Initiative: The Cypress Creek Greenway Project is a participant in the Bayou Greenway Parks and Tails Initiative being coordinated by the Quality of Life Coalition and the Greater Houston Partnership's Quality of Life Committee. The initiative is focused on connecting all 9 major bayou arteries with linear parks and connective trails. Development of parks and trails along these waterways, and connecting them together, will provide benefits in many areas including health and wellness, economic development and quality of life, flood control, water quality, preservation of natural habitat and property values.
Visit to Cypress Creek Corridor at Bridgeland: BPA representatives Kathy Lord, Kevin Shanley, Eric Ruckstuhl, and I recently toured a portion of the Cypress Creek corridor at Bridgeland with Bridgeland personnel. The Cypress Creek corridor lies along the northern edge of the approximately 11,000 acre Bridgeland development. They have set aside about 1,000 acres along Cypress Creek for preservation and recreational use. The 50 acre Oak Meadow Park is the eastern terminus of the corridor and anchors the Cypress Creek Trail which will eventually extend along Cypress Creek for 6 miles to the west. The first 1.5 mile section of trail is completed and open to Bridgeland residents.
Cypress Creek Greenway Planning Meeting: H-GAC has agreed to coordinate and organize a planning meeting and workshop to pull together the numerous entities which are currently doing development, or could potentially do development, of parks and trails along Cypress Creek. The target date for the meeting is late July.
Trash Bash, 3/27/10: Planning and coordination are proceeding for the Trash Bash event along Cypress Creek at Collins Park. Volunteers are needed to staff the event.