Save Buffalo Bayou advocates for modern flood management practice, for Buffalo Bayou and our natural drainage system. The 18,000-year-old bayou is our main waterway flowing through Houston, one of the few streams in the region remaining relatively natural. We educate the public about enlightened policies for reducing flood risk and protecting our health and environment. Modern practice focuses on respecting the process of nature, making room for the river, and stopping stormwater before it floods our streams. From 2014 through 2017 our efforts centered on a misguided project to dredge and reroute a forested public stretch of the bayou. Since Harvey in August 2017, we work to direct public attention and tax dollars towards the most effective, practical responses to the region’s increasing flood threats.