Save Buffalo Bayou on The Radio Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Oct. 7, 2014

Susan Chadwick with Save Buffalo Bayou will be on the radio program Houston Matters at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 8, discussing the project to destroy the last natural stretch of Buffalo Bayou in Houston. Steve Hupp, director of water quality for the Bayou Preservation Association, which helped create and is the primary promoter of the $6 million dredging and channelizing project, will also be on the show, along with Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media’s State Impact reporter for Energy and the Environment.

The show takes questions from callers so call if you have a question, like, “What is the point of this hugely destructive, expensive project?” Or “Why is the Bayou Preservation Association doing this? Isn’t bulldozing the natural banks of the bayou a violation of the organization’s founding purpose?” Or “Does the BPA advocate that stripping the land of riparian forest is the best way for property owners on the bayou to control erosion?”

The number to call is 713-440-8870.

Craig Cohen is the host of the popular KUHF radio show. Tune in to 88.7 around 12:30 p.m. to hear the live discussion. But if you miss that, you can hear the show online anytime by going to the Houston Matters website. Should be a lively debate!

Thunderstorm approaching on Buffalo Bayou Monday morning, Oct. 6,2014. Looking with the forest of the River Oaks Country Club on the left. All this will be bulldozed and a new channel cut for bayou.

Thunderstorm approaching on Buffalo Bayou Monday morning, Oct. 6, 2014. Looking upstream with the forest of the River Oaks Country Club on the left and Memorial Park on the right. All this will be bulldozed and a new channel cut for the bayou.

2 thoughts on “Save Buffalo Bayou on The Radio Wednesday, October 8, 2014”

  1. Mark Meyers says:

    As a high school and college student I have ridden horseback across the train trestle enjoying the wildlife along the bayou bank. As a elementary school student I would swing into the bayou with the neighborhood kids. I remember seeing Ben Ward frequently walking home with a stringer full of fish he had caught while fishing from the ROCC bayou banks. It would be a travesty for future generations not to have an opportunity to enjoy the same experiences. Let’s work together to save our buffalo bayou.

    1. Walking on the north bank of Buffalo Bayou in the woods of Memorial Park last week, we came across an old swing tied up in a big magnolia tree. It was just a wooden peg on a very long rope, the kind of wooden peg you stuck between your legs as you swung out over the bayou. I remember doing that as a kid in our neighborhood too. I took a photo of the old swing in the magnolia tree. I’ll try to post it.

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