The Army Corps of Engineers is currently considering whether to issue a permit to allow the Harris County Flood Control District to bulldoze the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The public comment period closed on June 30, 2014, but you can still let the Corps know that you oppose the plan to destroy one of the last remaining riparian forests in Houston. Tell them to deny the permit or modify it in favor of a better plan that allows our mysterious, slow-moving bayou to continue healing itself, enhancing the native habitat and preserving wildlife.
Be sure to reference file number SWG-2012-01007.
Write, fax, email to:
Regulatory Branch, CESWG-PE-RB
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 1229
Galveston, Texas 77553-1229
And send a copy to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The TCEQ, which asked critical questions about the project in its comments to the Corps, must certify that the project complies with state water quality standards.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Water Standards Team
401 Coordinator, MC-150P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087
And don’t forget to contact your congressional representative, your Harris County commissioner, and Mayor Annise Parker and your city council representative.