Buffalo Bayou slowly winds its way through the center of the fourth largest city in the United States. Over the past 170 years of Houston's development and continued growth, the natural habitats of Buffalo Bayou have been impacted by human development, invasive species introduction, and pollution. The Conservation Division of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership works to rebuild the native habitats of Buffalo Bayou through intensive,

volunteer-based restoration programs.These programs include: erosion control, reforestation, habitat improve.............

Spearheaded by the Japhet Creek Community Association, Japhet Creek has undergone tremendous changes in the last few years. Japhet Creek has once again become the pristine, native environment home to migrating songbirds, aquatic turtles, swamp rabbits and a pair of red-tailed hawks that nest nearby! With the help of countless volunteer groups who have given of their time and sweat, Japhet is blooming, in more ways than one! Groups who have volunteered at Japhet in the past include: Brookfield Properties, Genesis Works, The University of St. Thomas, YES Prep, and of course the folks from the Japhet Creek Community Association who sponsor their own volunteer events.

Japhet Creek Restoration Project

Contact Brian Herod or 713-480-6303

to sign up for Japhet Creek Workdays.

Japhet Creek Waiver

Japhet Creek Brochure (pdf)

Japhet Creek Facebook Page

2012 Japhet Creek Workdays

September 28
October 12
October 26
November 9
November 23
December 7
All dates or on Saturdays from 9am–noon


If you would like more information on volunteering with the Japhet Creek Community Association, please contact Brian Herod at