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Clean Bayous

Litter is an aesthetic and an economic issue, but it is also a water quality, wildlife, and health issue.  Litter harms physical habitats, transports chemical pollutants, threatens aquatic life, and interferes with human enjoyment and uses of our bayous. The Clean Bayous Program works to reduce litter in Houston waterways, through bayou clean-ups, and through the development and implementation of prevention strategies and projects to prevent nonpoint source pollution in our bayous.

Our regionally recognized Reclaimed BaYOU program is dedicated to improving materials and waste management at the grassroots and community level by implementing programs that focus on the removal of materials from the waste stream through local reuse.

Learn more about the materials Reclaimed Bayou!


Your volunteer effort to remove litter, aquatic trash, and debris are critical to our communities. When we connect people to places, we help them take ownership of their communities.

Find out how you and your organizations can adopt sections along Houston's waterways for litter clean up and beautification.

Through partnership with Trash Free Texas, Bayou Preservation builds understanding of the relationship between littering on the land and trash in our bayous. Providing education, training, and resources to site sponsors. 

Want to become a site sponsor? Learn how

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