Prominent Houston Environmentalist Dies

Terry Hershey passed away January 19, at the age of 94. She is most well-known as the force behind the movement to halt the planned straightening of Buffalo Bayou for flood control in the 1960s. The Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy (WWGC) joins countless others in mourning the loss of a beloved member of our community. Terry's accomplishments and impact on parks and open spaces in Houston are legendary.

Howard Sacks, WWGC Past-President added: "We're grateful for the support provided by Terry and The Hershey Foundation. During our formative years, they generously awarded us several grants which were critical to sustain and grow our efforts."

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