The Bayou Preservation Association presents the 9th Annual Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Awards, honoring individuals for their outstanding commitment to aiding in the conservation, preservation, restoration or advocacy of Houston's waterways. An awards luncheon is set for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Junior League of Houston.
We hope you will help us recognize these deserving 2019 awardees. They are:
- Mayor Sylvester Turner – Public Sector – Mayor Turner is committed to Houston’s sustainability and resiliency and has taken significant action to restore and protect the region’s waterways. Initiatives to this end include appointing a Chief Resilience Officer, creating a recovery office after Hurricane Harvey, promoting the Adopt-A-Drain program, leading the way for Houston to join the 100 Resilient Cities Global Network and calling for a Climate Action Plan.
- Kevin Shanley – Private Sector – As principal of the global landscape architecture firm, SWA Group, and a former Bayou Preservation Association Board Chair, Kevin Shanley has helped transform public opinion about the region’s bayous through award-winning bayou park designs and successful advocacy with public agencies and elected officials.
- Jackie Young – Non-Profit Sector – Jackie Young is founder of the nonprofit Texas Health and Environment Alliance, created to protect water resources and safeguard public health from the harmful effects of toxic waste. Her advocacy with the San Jacinto River Coalition dramatically impacted the Superfund process for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits, resulting in the EPA’s commitment to fully remediate the toxic site along the San Jacinto River.
The Honorable Ed Emmett will receive a special recognition award for his years of service as Harris County Judge, his commitment to the health of local bayous and waterways, and his support of Bayou Preservation Association.
Funds raised through the luncheon will support the Bayou Preservation Association’s mission: to Celebrate, Protect and Restore the natural richness of all our bayous and streams. Our ongoing programs include stream corridor restoration, citizen science water quality, trash-free bayous, and bayou appreciation. These help ensure that our bayous are clean, healthy, and accessible for all to enjoy.
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