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Houston Women in the Environment
  • Sep 10, 2018

This program is part of the Tales of Houston Women collaboration, a two-month retrospective and celebration by several of our community's organizations displaying the many ways Houston’s women have, are, and will put their mark on history. We are celebrating through art, lectures, science, movies, dance, and more. Learn more at

Why Vote for Proposition A?
  • Aug 8, 2018
Why Vote for Proposition A?
Mary Anne Piacentini Recipient of the 2018 Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award
  • May 14, 2018

The Bayou Preservation Association is proud to announce the recipient of the 2018 Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award is Mary Anne Piacentini.


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.
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