Japhet Creek

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

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

WARNING!!!

A warning to the turtles and fish living in Japhet Creek, to the birds and squirrels living in the trees along Japhet Creek and especially to the families living in the homes in the Japhet neighborhood...... the City of Houston wants to bulldoze the trees and shrubs, cover the creek with a concrete box culvert and fill it in with dirt. Are we going to let that happen to the last natural tributary to Buffalo Bayou? Not just "NO!!" but "HELL NO!!". Brian discovered that the Capital Improvement Budget for 2007 lists "covering with concrete culvert and filling in Japhet Creek from Clinton Drive to Buffalo Bayou" for $ 1,200,000, not including the cost of acquiring the land. It would cost so much less than that to clean it up and preserve this flowing creek for green space, recreation and habitat for wildlife. If you have any suggestions on how to stop the City and redirect a small portion of the funds, please let Brian or I know.

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