Japhet Creek

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

Thursday, March 03, 2005

politics and grass

Tonight, I attended Houston City Councilman Adrian Garcia's Capital Improvement Plan townmeeting. Citizens had an opportunity to comment on the CIP for the next 5 years. Members of many of the city's departments attended: public works, fire, police, planning. I talked to someone in Public Works about who we needed to carbon copy when we sent the petition to the mayor. He indicated that we needed to send it to the director of Public Works, Michael S. Marcotte, and the deputy directorDaniel Krueger, P.E.who is responsible for the implementation of the CIP.

Jim is working on the letter to the Mayor to stop the CIP project and is gathering the signatures on the petitions. We'll send them to the mayor, Public Works, and to the councilmembers associated with the project.

At the creek, some of the grass seeds I planted a few weeks ago are taking root. The Virginia sweetspire and the false indigo are also doing well and waiting for summer to begin growing above the ground. The grass has grown to about 4-5 inches in length at about a foot's distance from each other. It's probably switch grass which grows tall and forms a dense set of roots which will help to stabilize the banks.


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