Bayou City Blog

Will Houston Learn from its Mistakes?

Will Houston Learn from its Mistakes?

Jordan Macha | September 13, 2017

Nick Anderson, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist, illustrated a great feature on the importance of wetlands in the face of natural disasters like Harvey — featuring our own John Jacob, Board Chair of Bayou City Waterkeeper!

A Message from the Board: Hurricane Harvey & Bayou City Waterkeeper

A Message from the Board: Hurricane Harvey & Bayou City Waterkeeper

Jordan Macha | September 4, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has hit the Greater Houston area, and the Galveston Bay Watershed, hard. As the waters recede, thousands of people remain evacuated, homes are left destroyed, and at least 50 lives were lost. All this destruction due to the “new normal” – more frequent historic flooding in coastal Texas. We are working to assess the damage the record-breaking storm has brought to the Lower Galveston Bay watershed, supporting local communities, as well as developing a long-term clean-up and water monitoring plan.