The Hershey Foundation, whose founders have protected Buffalo Bayou beginning in the 1960’s, is absolutely opposed to Harris County Flood Control District’s plans to bulldoze natural, wild riparian forest on both sides of the bayou. The Directors of the Hershey Foundation ask that Harris County Flood Control withdraw its application for the permit to construct the Memorial Park Demonstration Project in Memorial Park. Less destructive alternative methods are available.
The petition was adopted by unanimous vote of four directors of the Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation on May 22, 2014. They are: Jeffrey Hershey, Olive Hershey, Amie Rodnick, and Andrew Sansom.