Throughout history, the Message in a Bottle phenomenon makes many appearances; Greek water current studies, Japanese epics, Poe, Dickens, and the rock band, The Police. This exhibit continues the tradition, capturing the zeitgeist of the Message in a Bottle through American eyes. No single artist is featured, but the personal voices of everyday Americans are on display in this rare collection of messages found in bottles along the Mississippi River and other U.S. rivers.
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.
Bayou Preservation Association President, Robert Rayburn, speaks in the Houston Chronicle article about "What lurks in the sludge that Harvey left behind?"
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we will need to think seriously about how we can best care for the vital bayou system of our region, both now and in the future.
Bayou Preservation Association founder, Terry Hershey, has passed at age 94.
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.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is spraying the invasive water hyacinth on Dickinson Bayou today, September 28, 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.
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.