Building Resiliency for Houston’s Native Bayous

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Date(s) - 15/04/2019
All Day

First Floor Lobby


In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and remained for days. A Category 4 storm, it ravaged the Texas coast. Because of this catastrophic event, the watersheds were severely altered. The fluvial morphology of the bayous changed significantly, eroding massive swaths of land, removing trees and plants, and depositing the eroded material downstream.

River Oaks Garden Club and The Garden Club of Houston, in coordination with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, want to educate our visitors about the importance of restoring and replanting our watershed habitats. The use of indigenous plant material will benefit the bayous by mitigating erosion, attracting native wildlife, and enabling all aspects of life to flourish.

It’s within the power of Houston’s citizens to make our city more resilient.