Float In The Air Down Buffalo Bayou With Houston Photographer Jim Olive
October 17, 2015
Travel down the remarkable historic stretch of our 18,000-year-old bayou proposed for “restoration” by the Harris County Flood Control District and the City of Houston. The $6 million project, violating virtually every Best Management Practice for riparian areas, would pointlessly destroy and rebuild over 1.25 miles of a naturally-functioning bayou as it flows past Memorial Park and the Hogg Bird Sanctuary on the north and the River Oaks Country Club on the south.
Photos taken on October 2, 2015. Thank you, Jim Olive!
5 thoughts on “New Aerial Photos of Buffalo Bayou!”
It is a damn shame when a golf course trumps a natural habitat of thousands of years. Money talks and nature walks….away. It is a pathetic legacy to leave your children when you leave a nice long fairway over natural habitat for a red fox or bobcat. Repugnant.
Amen to that.
We have MANY Golf Courses in Houston. Must we destroy nature just to save a Country Club’s Golf Course? I’ve lived in Houston my entire life, 59 years, & I find this proposed action reprehensible!!
The home across the bayou that has damned up the bayou by building tiered retaining walls going down all the way into the bayou and are now installing steel beams to make a wall. This has changed the direction of the bayou, the property we have has flooded like never before. The force of the water is unbelievable and has torn out much of the vegetation. We are on the south side of the bayou right before Shepard. Does anyone know anyone who we could reach out to? I attempted to contact the city but they don’t really seem to care.
We’ve been concerned about that project. We’ll look into it.