BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP
What Is It?: A non-profit organization that is revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource. Work includes addition of major destinations, landscaping, water features, and pedestrian bridges in Buffalo Bayou Park.
Help Needed: Groups or individuals can help with gardening, invasive species removal, trash pickup, trail work, special events such as KBR Kids Day, or administrative tasks.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: Volunteers ages 9-17 years are welcome with a chaperone 21 years of age or older. There must be one adult per ten youth present.
MONTHLY VOLUNTEER DAY
On the 3rd Saturday of each month, volunteers are invited to meet to complete a variety of tasks needed to maintain the park. Projects can include gardening, invasive species removal, trash pickup, and other work. Volunteers will be assigned to small groups and spread throughout the park.
Groups are welcome, and will be assigned to areas where their services are most needed at the time. Projects could include gardening, invasive species removal, trash pickup, trail cleanup, trail resurfacing, maintenance in the office, or natural surface trail repair.
Simply collect trash and debris during your walk through the park. Stop by either the Lost Lake or the Wortham Insurance Visitor Centers to pick up a trash bag to get started.
KBR KIDS DAY (OCTOBER)
This annual event includes hands-on learning opportunities from non-profit partners, live music and entertainment, and refreshments. Help with check-in, set up and tear down, help direct families to event locations, distribute BBP materials, and lead children’s activities.
BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP REGATTA (MARCH)
This is one of the largest canoe and kayak races in the U.S., and attracts many spectators. Help with registration and check-in, direct vehicular and boat traffic, and set up/tear down finish line festivities.
BBP occasionally needs assistance with large mailings, filing, and other administrative tasks at its office at 1019 Commerce Street.