In The News

Houston Audubon honors Linda Shead, Claire Caudill, and Maxine Johnston
  • Mar 29, 2018
Bayou Preservaton Association congratulates our own Linda Shead and Claire Caudill, as well as Maxine Johnston as recipients of the 2018 Women in Conservation Terry Hershey Award presented by Audubon Texas.
Guatemala Parade promotes environmental awareness
  • Dec 22, 2017
Bayou Preservation Association participated in the 4th Annual Guatemalan Day Parade on December 17, 2017, in partnership with the parade organizer, the Centro Organizativo Guatemalteco. The parade route crossed Bering Ditch, a tributary of Buffalo Bayou and unfortunately one of the most polluted waterways in Houston. Our vision and hope is that, with community input, this natural resource can be restored to a condition that will make it a welcoming and healthy place for a diversity of people and wildlife.
Passing of Terry Hershey, a "force of nature"
  • Jan 20, 2017
Bayou Preservation Association founder, Terry Hershey, has passed at age 94.
Harris County receives award for Net-Zero Facility
  • Jan 4, 2017

The Harris County Engineering Department received honorable mention in the Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC) Our Great Regions Awards for their work on Harris County's first net-zero energy restroom at Carter Park in Precinct 4.

Invasive Water Hyacinth on Dickinson Bayou
  • Sep 28, 2016
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is spraying the invasive water hyacinth on Dickinson Bayou today, September 28, 2016.
Houston City Councilman says abandoned shopping carts add to area's flooding issues
  • Jun 21, 2016
According to City Councilman Mike Laster of District J on the southwest side, the biggest problem with stolen shopping carts taken from local retail stores is that they often wind up tangled together at the bottom of drainage canals, effectively forming giant dams, blocking water flow.
The Trouble with living in a swamp: Houston's floods explained
  • Jun 1, 2016
Things get bad when Houston floods. Water swamps homes, takes lives and shuts down the city. But it should be so much worse. There shouldn't even be a city here. But there is, and most Houstonians casually accept the enormous drainage system - the bayous, creeks and gullies - that keep it precariously dry in a former wetland.
Bayou Preservation Association celebrates 50th anniversary with three proclamations
  • May 23, 2016
Elected officials help Bayou Preservation Association toast 50th anniversary luncheon.
50 years of Affection for H-town Bayous Celebrated at Junior League of Houston
  • May 17, 2016
A half-century of promoting mindful watershed management and conservation was celebrated in style as several hundred supporters of protecting our bayous turned out.
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