Save Buffalo Bayou is dependent on the generosity of people who care about protecting our great Mother Bayou, its forests, waters, wetlands, prairies, sandy banks, high cliffs, and many tributaries. Flood risk management based on nature is the cheapest, most effective, most beneficial practice. Help us fight for enlightened, cost-effective, green responses to flooding.
Here is the latest on how Save Buffalo Bayou has been working to protect our public forest and fighting for rational, science-based flood risk reduction:
Susan Chadwick, executive director of Save Buffalo Bayou, was on KPFT’s Open Journal Thursday, July 20, talking with Duane Bradley and Marlo Blue about the organization’s campaign to stop a flood control project that would destroy one of the last natural stretches of Buffalo Bayou for no good reason.
Susan Chadwick, executive director of the nonprofit Save Buffalo Bayou, opposed the flood control district’s study, stating that residents in the area had been fighting for years to keep the forests’ natural aesthetic.
KHOU reporter Adam Bennett’s report on the flood control proposal to remove trees on the forested public banks of Buffalo Bayou in Terry Hershey Park. The controversial plan, long in the works, is to create a series of basins to temporarily hold water overflowing from the bayou. Save Buffalo Bayou thinks the time to stop stormwater is before it gets into our streams. Forest provides valuable detention. Removing it makes no sense.