BPA’s 2nd Annual Cypress Creek Regatta @ Mercer Arboreturm
Sep 19 @ 8:45 am – 1:30 pm
BPA's 2nd Annual Cypress Creek Regatta @ Mercer Arboreturm | Humble | Texas | United States

Houston’s Favorite Paddle Race on Texas’ newest Paddling Trail: Cypress Creek Regatta.

Here is a fun race for families and individuals of all ages and skill levels. The 7.5 mile ACA sanctioned race, will take you on the amazingly scenic stretch of Cypress Creek. You will see beautiful landscapes, birds, fish, and of course other racers.

The Bayou Preservation Association along with various partners have been working non-stop to clean-up Cypress Creek and officially have it become the newest and longest paddling trail with Texas Parks and Wildlife. The 2nd Annual Cypress Creek Regatta will continue to raise awareness of the beautiful Cypress Creek Paddle Trail as well as help raise funds to clean up all of our waterways. .

Free Celebration and Festival at the Finish Line
Starting Location:

Mercer Arboreturm

22306 Aldine Westfield

Humble, TX 77338
Finish Line:

Jones Park

20634 Kenswick Dr

Humble, TX 77338

BPA’s Dancing through the Decades
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Take a trip back in time and dance the night away celebrating the perfection of Houston’s bayou system. Bayou Preservation Association hosts its annual gala, Dancing Through The Decades, at the serene home of Kristi and John Schiller on Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30PM. The event will bring bayou-loving Houstonians together to raise funds and recognize the organization that strives to protect the city’s 2,500 miles of waterways. This year’s celebration embraces the six decades that the Bayou Preservation Association has helped preserve and restore waterways. Don the attire of your favorite decade and enjoy a fun filled evening of al fresco cocktails, culinary concoctions and entertainment celebrating Houston’s pristine bayou system.
Join us for wine and light bites to kick off
Dancing through the Decades
benefiting the Bayou Preservation Association!
Event Chairs: Debbie and John Daugherty


Tuesday, September 30, 2015
6:30 to 8:30 pm
For more information, contact Jennifer Cate at

BPA’s 12th Annual Water Quality Symposium – Trash, Plastic and Automobiles: Gross Pollutants in Our Watersheds @ United Way Community Resource Center
Oct 9 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
The Bayou Preservation Association focuses on pollutants at its 12th Annual Symposium titled “Trash, Plastic & Automobiles: Gross Pollutants in Our Watersheds.” To be held at the United Way of Greater Houston on Friday, October 9 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Symposium will include fun and informative presentations covering many topics, including the Path of Trash, the Bottle Bill, illegal dumping, floatable control efforts, TxDOT’s “Don’t Mess with Texas” campaign, Equusearch’s car removal program and much more.
The keynote speaker for this year’s Symposium is Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters and 2013 CNN Hero of the Year for his efforts in removing debris from our nation’s largest rivers (estimated at 8.4 million pounds) with the help of his crew and more than 87,000 volunteers. Chad’s vision, charisma, non-stop work ethic and natural leadership have garnered him many other awards and honors over the years.
BPA’s Symposium has become a sought-after event among key policy makers, planners, scientists and engineers who value the expertise presented throughout the day-long conference. Approximately 200 individuals attend each year to learn about emerging water quality issues and discuss possible solutions. Sponsors for the event are still being sought.
Organizing partners this year are: AECOM; City of Houston; Edminster, Hinshaw, Russ, and Associates, Inc.; Freese & Nichols, Inc.; Houston-Galveston Area Council; Houston Council of Engineering Companies; Michael Baker Corporation and R.G. Miller Engineers, Inc.
Save the Date for Bayou Preservation Association’s 12th Annual Water Quality Symposium.
When: Friday, October 9, 2015
      7:30am – 3:00pm
Where: United Way Community Resource Center
       50 Waugh Drive
       Houston, TX 77007
Keynote Speaker: Chad Pregracke, Founder of Living Lands & Waters
Many thanks to the Symposium’s sponsors:
City of Houston
EHRA Engineering
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Harris County Flood Control District
Houston Endowment
Port of Houston
R.G. Miller Engineers, Inc.
Bayou Preservation Association’s mission is to celebrate, protect and restore the natural richness of all our bayous and streams. Our vision is a network of healthy bayous, streams and watersheds.

Laura Day @ Houston Cotton Exchange Building
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Laura Day @ Houston Cotton Exchange Building | Houston | Texas | United States

Help us commemorate the day, in 1837, when the packet steamer Laura made it all the way up Buffalo Bayou to Allen’s Landing, proving that Houston could be a navigable port.

The town that built the port that built the city.

Tickets at the door are $25 each
and include cocktails, lite bites and a one year membership
to Bayou Preservation Association
in celebration of its
50th Anniversary!

BPA 50th Anniversary Luncheon @ Junior League of Houston
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
BPA 50th Anniversary Luncheon @ Junior League of Houston | Houston | Texas | United States

WHO: Bayou Preservation Association, the organization whose mission is to celebrate, protect and restore the natural richness of all of Houston’s bayous and streams. Their vision is a network of healthy bayous, streams and watersheds.

WHAT: Bayou Preservation Association is continuing to celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary with its first annual luncheon honoring Ed Wulfe and John Blount, the recipients of the Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award. Each year, Bayou Preservation Association recognizes an individual or organization for demonstrating an exemplary commitment to and stewardship of a Houston-area bayou or bayous through conservation, preservation, restoration, advocacy and/or other proactive means. Wulfe and Blount’s tireless efforts to make Houston a greener place make them so deserving of this honorable award.

In honor of the nonprofit’s jubilee year, Bayou Preservation Association will begin the program with a short video of personal accounts on why Bayou Preservation members are grateful for the organization and all of its efforts. Following the presentation of the Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Awards, the organization will recognize Harris County Commissioners as well as deceased board members. The program will end with an overview of all of Bayou Preservation Association’s current efforts and activities. Everyone in attendance will receive and State of the Bayous report card.

As Houston has evolved throughout the years, so has Bayou Preservation Association. Its new vision and mission, which will be highlighted at the luncheon, will help guide the organization as it makes important decisions regarding the ever-changing issues that surround Houston-area watersheds. Bayou Preservation Association will continue to celebrate its 50th Anniversary throughout the year with the 50th Anniversary Gala Kick Off Party, the 50th Anniversary Gala and the Annual Symposium.

Luncheon tickets may be purchased at the door for $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, visit or call the Bayou Preservation Association office at 713-529-6443.

WHEN: Monday, May 9 11:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Junior League of Houston 1811 Briar Oaks Lane Houston, TX 77027

WHAT ELSE:  Bayou Preservation Association is a citizen’s group and non-profit organization founded in 1966 that facilitates projects and public awareness about the region’s streams and waterways to foster better watershed management, conservation, restoration and recreation along these natural resources. For more information on the Bayou Preservation Association please call 713-529-6443 or go to

Cypress Creek Regatta @ Mercer Arboretum
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cypress Creek Regatta @ Mercer Arboretum | Humble | Texas | United States
Save the date for one of Texas’ longest paddle races! Bayou Preservation Association is hosting the third annual sanctioned Cypress Creek Regatta along one of Houston’s newest and longest paddling trails on Saturday, September 17. The 7.5-mile stretch of beautiful water allows participants to be surrounded by wildlife and scenic landscapes whether they are competing in the Triple Crown Championship or looking to enjoy a family friendly day of paddling. The event, which is geared toward both families and individuals, raises funds to maintain, preserve and conserve the Houston area waterways and watersheds. Whether a novice paddler or an experienced kayaker, this event is sure to be fun for all. After the race, guests will enjoy live music, food and drink vendors and for the first time ever, the Triple Regatta Championship awards will be presented to the winners of each class.

50th Anniversary Bayou Preservation Association Symposium @ United Way Community Resource Center
Oct 12 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
50th Anniversary Bayou Preservation Association Symposium @ United Way Community Resource Center | Houston | Texas | United States

Join the Bayou Preservation Association in celebrating 50 Years at their 50 Years Symposium. The Keynote speaker will be Jenny Romer, 
Founder of, and the country’s leading expert on plastic bag law and ordinance structures for her inspiring legislative counsel in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and New York City. Registration is required. Visit to register and information on how to donate in support of Bayou Preservation Association.

2017 Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award Luncheon @ Junior League of Houston
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

2017 Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award Luncheon
Monday, May 8, 2017
at the Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Join event co-chairs Michael F. Bloom, P.E. and Claire Caudill,
and the rest of the Host Committee, to recognize:
Commissioner R. Jack Cagle
Harris County Precinct 4 
Deborah January-Bevers
President & CEO, Houston Wildnerness
Dick Benoit
Volunteer and Texas Master Naturalist
This annual award recognizes individuals from the public, non-profit, and private sectors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to aiding in the conservation, preservation, restoration and/or advocacy of our region’s waterways.
Tables start at $1,500.  Individual tickets are $100.


Bayou Preservation Association Gala: Merriment on the Bayou
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm

King Richard (Andrassy) and Maid Mary (Shinn) art please’d to host the Bayou Preservation Association’s 2017 Gala – Merriment on the Bayou at their home in ye ole Sherwood Forest. The festivities shall taketh place on Thursday eve, the tenth month October 12, in the year 2017, at 603 West Friar Tuck Lane. Please joineth their band of merry people and get your tickets on the interwebs. If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Jennifer Cate at 713-206-5505 or via email at

Bayou Stewardship: From Awareness to Action Symposium @ United Way of Greater Houston
Oct 19 @ 7:30 am – 3:15 pm

The Bayou Preservation Association’s 14th Annual Symposium,  Bayou Stewardship: From Awareness to Actionwill take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017, and will feature timely presentations by Andrew Groocock and Anne Olson of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership; Beth White, Executive Director of the Houston Parks Board; Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle; Russ Poppe, P,E., the Executive Director of the Harris County Flood Control District; John Blount, P.E., Harris County Engineer; Dr. Kathlie Jeng-Bullock, P.E., from the Office of the City Engineer of the City of Houston; Jeff Taebel of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Kyle Shelton of the Rice Kinder Institute, and representatives from the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Galveston Bay Estuary Program.

The event admission includes a coffee service during both a morning and afternoon break along with a catered lunch. Get your individual ticket or consider being a sponsor for the event by registering and ordering tickets online.