Japhet Creek

A journal of the restoration project for Japhet Creek in north Houston, TX.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Harris County Pollution Control

I spoke with Steve Hupp 713) 920-2831 at the Harris County Pollution Control. He said that his group is working on White Oak Bayou as well as Buffalo Bayou west of the loop. They go in and remove and recycle the large trash within these regions and will even remove exotic species of plants. He said one of the keys to success was maintenance efforts on the part of the neighborhoods where they do the cleanups otherwise, the watersheds revert back to their original state. The inmates they work with are ones that are about to be released for minor drug and alcohol offenses. Unarmed guard accompany the inmates at all times. He said that he could meet at the creek the week of Jan. 17th. I have Thursday morning and most of Friday clear that week.

Next steps:

send out survey to community
plan for workdays
coordinate with Harris County Pollution Control if we decide to go that way.


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