RIVER, LAKES, BAYS ‘N BAYOUS 21st ANNUAL TRASH BASH
Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A wave of community and Bayou Preservation Association (BPA) volunteers will flood Collins Park to tackle the debris and clean up trash along Cypress Creek at the 21st Annual River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash® on Saturday, March 29 at 8:00am. Trash Bash promotes environmental stewardship of the Galveston Bay Watershed through public education by utilizing hands-on educational tools and proactive events.
Managed by the Texas Conservation Fund with support from the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Trash Bash has grown from seven sites and 3,000 volunteers to 16 sites across the Houston-Galveston region with more than 5,000 volunteers annually, earning the title of the largest single-day waterway cleanup event in the state. Last year alone, the half-day event brought together 5,012 volunteers to clean more than 167 miles of shoreline, collect 49 tons of trash, recycle 5,827 pounds of collected materials and gather 483 tires for recycling.
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Bayou Preservation Association
Our Mission is to protect and restore the richness and diversity of our waterways through activism, advocacy, collaboration and education.
Bayou Preservation Association will respond to threats to our bayous and streams by grass-roots organizing, education, and promotion of alternatives to destructive channelization.
Bayou Preservation Association believes that there are viable, economically responsible alternatives to channelization for our region's storm water management, such as flood plain management and buy-out, regional detention basins, and natural models for stream bed modification.
Bayou Preservation Association is coordinating the clean up of area bayous, as well as planting trees along the banks of area bayous.
Bayou Preservation Association provides information on bayous at festivals, seminars, professional meetings and through this website.