Ed Emmett, Former Harris County Judge, provided grants to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Bayou Preservation Association as his final act as the Fight Flooding PAC Chairman. The Fight Flooding PAC raised over $1.2 million and campaigned for the most successful Harris County Bond Proposition on record, garnering over 85% of votes in favor of a $2.5 billion flood control program.
The Bayou Preservation Association’s ninth annual Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Awards honored three individuals for their outstanding commitment to aiding in the conservation, preservation, restoration or advocacy of Houston's waterways. This year’s awardees included Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston (Public Sector); Kevin Shanley, President of SWA Group and former Bayou Preservation Association chairman (Private Sector) and Jackie Young, founder of Texas Health and Environment Alliance (Non-profit Sector). Former Harris County Judge, the Honorable Ed Emmett, (who was unable to attend) received a special recognition award.
The Bayou Preservation Association’s ninth annual Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Awards will be presented May 21 at a luncheon at the Junior League of Houston. The prestigious award, named for the late Terry Hershey, honors individuals for their outstanding commitment to aiding in the conservation, preservation, restoration or advocacy of Houston's waterways.
The Bayou Preservation Association has named Sarah P. Bernhardt, Ph.D., as its new President & CEO, effective immediately. She will lead the organization in realizing its vision of a network of healthy bayous, streams and watersheds through conservation, preservation, restoration and responsible watershed management. As head of the nonprofit, she will work in strategic partnership with the board of directors, advocate for its mission, programs and projects and help develop science-based solutions to watershed issues.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the Environmental Justice 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020), the Agency’s environmental justice strategic plan for 2016 to 2020. EJ 2020 will further integrate environmental justice considerations in all of the Agency’s programs, strengthen EPA’s collaboration with partners, and demonstrate progress on significant national challenges facing minority and low-income communities.
Revisions to flood insurance rate map will mean rate reductions for many homes.