Bayou City Currents

Placing People in Harm’s Way Even After Hurricane Harvey

Placing People in Harm’s Way Even After Hurricane Harvey

Bayou City Waterkeeper | December 7, 2020

This is a guest post by Megan Grace, legal intern with Bayou City Waterkeeper during the fall 2020 semester.  Hurricane Harvey served as a wakeup call: for our long-term resilience, we must keep people out of harm’s way. Dumping up to 60 inches of rain in some places over an eight-day period, Harvey was the [...]
Does the Coastal Barrier Protect Galveston Bay and its Communities?

Does the Coastal Barrier Protect Galveston Bay and its Communities?

Jordan Macha | December 4, 2020

Take Action: Tell the Corps to Protect Galveston Bay and its Communities Update (4 Dec 2020): Thanks to your efforts, the Army Corps has extended their comment period to January 13, 2021! However, if you'd like to make a verbal comment, the last public meeting will be hosted on December 8th at 11:00 am and [...]
Give Today: All Gifts Will be Matched to Protect Your Watershed!

Give Today: All Gifts Will be Matched to Protect Your Watershed!

Jordan Macha | December 1, 2020

Your support is working for a healthier watershed for all, going directly towards watershed monitoring, conservation and advocacy programs working to improve our communities and the waters we all rely on. Thank you for joining the current to ensure your watershed remains a healthy, vibrant environment today and for future generations to come.

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Jordan Macha | November 17, 2020

Are you interested in protecting our watershed? Do you enjoy working alongside passionate, like-minded individuals? We might be just the place for you. We're seeking a Watershed Specialist who will serve as Bayou City Waterkeeper’s in-house science expert. Candidates should have experience in watershed protection planning, water quality and/or watershed assessments, and environmental regulatory frameworks. [...]
Take Action on the Army Corps’ Coastal Barrier!

Take Action on the Army Corps’ Coastal Barrier!

Jordan Macha | November 15, 2020

While protecting our communities is critical, we shouldn’t wait for a “silver bullet” solution, like the Coastal Barrier, that will take decades to build and could potentially destroy Galveston Bay. Tell the Corps to invest in nature: Take Action Today!

Scrap metal yards burden our bayous and communities of color

Scrap metal yards burden our bayous and communities of color

Bayou City Waterkeeper | October 2, 2020

This is a guest post by June Hormell, a summer 2020 legal intern. By and large, Houston’s scrap metal yards share one striking feature – most are on or near a bayou. These waterfront locations allow the metal to be easily loaded and unloaded onto boats that travel through the Ship Channel. But this efficiency […]

Take Action: Houston Needs Nature-Based Flood Projects

Take Action: Houston Needs Nature-Based Flood Projects

Jordan Macha | September 28, 2020

Take Action Today! Encourage Houston’s leaders to invest in green and natural infrastructure that improves drainage, reduces flooding, and keeps people out of harm’s way for generations to come!

Flooding Disproportionately Impacts People of Color

Flooding Disproportionately Impacts People of Color

Bayou City Waterkeeper | September 18, 2020

This is a guest post by Jessica Villalón, a summer 2020 legal intern. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Coast two years ago, no one could have predicted the magnitude of devastation that would follow. Although many Houston residents were able to evacuate and escape the storm’s wrath, thousands of Houston’s poorest residents […]