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We conserve land through outreach and restoration while offering a recreational greenspace for Houston
Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve (Willow Waterhole Park), located in the Westbury area near the intersection of South Post Oak Road and South Main Street, is a 290-acre greenway that offers Houstonians recreational opportunities as well as relief from flooding concerns. The expanses around the ponds are designated for wildlife conservation and passive recreation, and include walking trails and gazebos. Native plants are being nurtured on the site and additional trees will be planted as ongoing construction projects are finished.
On September 1, the Houston Chronicle published an editorial titled "Cite: A path forward to rebuild Houston post-Harvey". Authored by Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston, it argues for finding a way to co-exist with the bayou ecosystem, pushing for a collaborative regional planning and innovative approaches, reminding us that "...the work of rebuilding our city is about connecting people to opportunities for education, work, and a way to lead a healthy and happy life." The editorial mentions Willow Waterhole as an example of how to mitigate flooding and enhance quality of life.
The Brays Bayou 2nd Annual Invasive Species Round-Up and Carpathon will be held on October 28 at Willow Waterhole Greenway. Admission and parking are free for all visitors. For those wishing to participate in the tournament, there will be a fee of $20 that allows them to compete in Fly Fishing and Conventional Divisions. Other activities include fishing clinics and and invasive species presentation. The event will be held with the cooperation of the The Texas Flyfishers, and starts at 8:00 am at Westbury Lake (5300 Dryad). For further details, please download the flyer.