Coalition verifying ideas for Greens Bayou projects
The Greens Bayou Corridor Coalition is combing through about 200 ideas provided by residents to help conserve the 45-mile bayou as a natural resource and to create recreational opportunities along it.
The ideas came from a series of workshops held in February to develop a strategic plan for the bayou corridor, which stretches from U.S. 290 to the Houston Ship Channel.
Strategic planning for the corridor is funded in part by a technical assistance grant from the National Park Service and by a donation from the Houston Endowment.
The plan will identify ways to conserve important natural and cultural resources, create a diverse system of recreational opportunities that includes interconnected parks and trails, manage the corridor's natural and improved landscape and assure that projects can be easily maintained for years to come.
Since the workshops, coalition members have established criteria to verify which ideas are doable and the time line that will be needed to implement them, said Regina Lindsey, executive director.
Some ideas were suggested for land that is slated for other uses, such as detention by Harris County Flood Control, Lindsey said. She termed the process to verify whether the ideas can be implemented as "ground-truthing."
"It's that type of thing we're working through now," she said.
September will be the next milestone, when the coalition expects to have some projects identified, Lindsey said.