Wetland Planting has begun at Buffalo Bend Nature Park!
The lastt planting is scheduled for September 12 from 9am-12noon. If you would like more information on how you can get involved with this project please email Jessalyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Buffalo Bend Nature Park" edited segment with tag and close. Cut and copy with KPFT's Local Anchors Edel Howlin and Marlo Blue. Written and edited by Marlo Blue, LLC., copyright 2009 all rights reserved and used by permission. Total Running Time 3:32
The first park of its kind to serve Houston’s East End residents, Buffalo Bend Nature Park is a new project of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Conservation Division.
Consisting of a series of graded, water-treatment wetlands, the environmental park will contribute to the restoration and enhancement of Buffalo Bayou and the downstream coastal ecosystems it impacts. Buffalo Bend will also serve an important function for East End residents, providing them a direct link to the heritage of their city and a higher quality of life that offers hiking, bird watching, environmental education and most importantly, a sense of wildness that many locals from this community rarely have the opportunity to experience.
The central feature of the park will be a system of three wetlands which will meander through the parkland before finally opening to the bayou. With sustainability being the overarching feature of this inner city park, sustainable principles will guide all aspects of the Park’s development, from low impact building materials and solar energy panels to restoring the once abundant wildlife habitat, ecological productivity and species diversity. Historically known as an under-served, industrialized and highly developed portion of Houston, the completion of Buffalo Bend Nature Park will provide an important natural space for recreation and rejuvenation within Houston's East End.
Special thanksTo project funders including Trust for Public Land, Harris County Flood Control District, Harris County Precinct 2, Texas General Land Office - Coastal Management Program, Harris County District Attorney's Office - Environmental Project Enforcement, Robert W. & Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Magnolia Charitable Trust, The Peterson Charitable Trust, and Apache Foundation