Facebook Live Discussion: The Future of Houston’s Katy Prairie and Buffalo Bayou

And Wild About Houston Film Festival

Nov. 17, 2020

Update Nov. 18: Here is a link to the recorded discussion.

Join us on Facebook live at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, to talk about the Corps of Engineers’ controversial plans for reducing flood risk in the Buffalo Bayou watershed from far west Houston to downtown.

Journalist Sam Oser moderates a discussion hosted by Residents Against Flooding about natural functions and nature-based engineering and why they work better than more costly, traditional, and outdated structural approaches to flood management—which can actually increase flooding and place more people in harm’s way.

Live panel includes Mary Anne Piacentini of the Katy Prairie Conservancy and Susan Chadwick of Save Buffalo Bayou. Learn about the value of prairies, wetlands, and forested, meandering streams in slowing and reducing flooding and cleansing our polluted urban waters.

The live session will be recorded in case you can’t make it.

Save Buffalo Bayou on Facebook!

Wild About Houston Film Festival

And after that don’t forget to watch the online Wild About Houston Film Festival, at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, the festival features inspiring films by Jim Olive about Save Buffalo Bayou, Buffalo Bayou: A Right to Life and the Christmas Bay Foundation, Coastal Essence.

Fall 2020 on that Bend in the Bayou. Looking downstream from a high bank in Memorial Park. Photo by Jim Olive on Nov. 6, 2020

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