Tyler and Donna take over for the hosts today, and do a wonderful job. Donna is on to talk about the Herb Day, the annual spring Herb Society event; and Tyler is here to talk Urban Harvest and its farmers’ markets–both gardening, and both examples of year ’round activities in our neighborhood. This is a great time of year in Houston and we can talk about outdoor things without shivering at the thought.
The Galveston Bay Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary last weekend, and he reflects on the changes in the Bay over those decades: things were different in the 80’s, lots of battles, some good victories, lots still to do. The Bayou City Initiative is right in there on a key component of the Bay system–flooding. We tell him (and he kinda agrees) that this organization of organizations is playing a valuable role in framing the political will, already: Harris County and Houston have adopted new building regulations based on the 500 year flood! Woven into the program are poems, the natural system and our gift of enjoyment–the simple life.
Andy Taylor is the attorney for Stop the District and Daphne Scarborough is one of the group’s organizers. The story is a living example of “You can beat City Hall.” This show is a must for those who hope to change things–they tell how to research, organize, make your voice heard, AND WIN.
Jackie Young, San Jacinto River Coalition, and Scott Jones, Galveston Bay Foundation, join us with good news and a message of continued effort required, always. The EPA is parallel tracking the pit removal decision–design and no appeal delays. Harvey and the giant, but unknown chemical releases around the Bay make us realize the importance of action NOW, and these two are on the job–researching, cleaning up, monitoring, and political action–by the way, do you think your congressional candidate knows where the problems are for all these things? Listen now
On this beautiful day, it’s time to get outdoors, listen to and understand the birds now migrating north over the Texas coast. It’s also time to take care of our coast–and to do that, all it takes is participation, the political part is coming right up. Jim talks about holding our representatives accountable, but we can’t do it without transparency in the process. Stay tuned and participate! Listen now
Weekly radio report on the state of our ecological health every Tuesday at 3pm on 90.1 FM KPFT Houston,TX.