Japhet Creek

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

Friday, April 29, 2005

Great News!

Scott called from Buffalo Bayou Partnership www.buffalobayou.org/ and left a message yesterday. Ann had received a letter from Mayor White telling her that the plan to box culvert and cover Japhet Creek has been permanently removed from the budget. No word on whether any of the $1.2 million would be redirected for the clean up. We would appreciate e-mail suggesting this being sent to the mayor or city council members www.cityofhouston.gov/ . Don't forget to thank them for saving the creek.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

April 9th Workday

We had another successful workday on April 9th. The fifteen volunteers cleared out over 35 bags of trash and about 500 pounds of scrap metal. Alan Atkinson from Bayou Vistas donated his backhoe and operators and pulled out about 50 tires from the banks of the creek near the bridge. Thanks to all for your help in making this project happen.

Our next work day is Sat. May 7th from 8 am to 1 pm. Bring rubber boots or old shoes, a long sleeve shirt and gloves. We'll have some gloves, goggles and some mosquito spray. Enjoy a day of community and meet some new friends while we help to clean one of the only natural tributaries north of Buffalo Bayou. If you can't help down in the creek, we're always in need of people to help with registration or cook hotdogs at the end of the day.