Thursday, January 19, 2017

R.I.P. Terry Hershey, Environment Advocate who saved Buffalo Bayou from being concrete-lined like Brays Bayou


Terry Hershey, Houston environmentalist who saved Buffalo Bayou, dead at 94
See Houston Chronicle story here





Buffalo Bayou bank at Eldridge Parkway in the Cold Season
 Buffalo Bayou Banks in the Winter 


Terry Hershey Trail in West Houston / Energy Corridor
Terry Hershey Trail in West Houston / Energy Corridor 

 Heron on the murky bayou 
High water - cold season 

Boating on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston 
Natural rather than concrete-lined bayou banks with trees at low water
(upstream segment between Eldridge Pkwy and Highway 6) 


Terry Hershey and George H. W. Bush both have parks in West Houston named after them to acknowledge their role in preserving natural watercourse and habitat. 

Terry Hershey Park - Pavilion on Memorial Drive with nearby playground and trails
Terry Hershey Park - Pavilion on Memorial Drive with nearby playground and trails adjoining Langham Creek (2014 photo)
The linear park alongside the course of Buffalo Bayou has the same name. 




Snowy egret on the water 


Terry Hershey Remembered for her contribution to the Bayou and Wetlands Preservation 

Terry Hershey Hike & Bike Trail near Eldridge Parkway in the Energy Corridor
BP Office Building on Memorial Dr in the distance 

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