April 6 Planned for Clean Up and Beautification in District K
Saturday, April 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. residents of District K are invited to the Willow Waterhole to join an effort to improve the area. Activities will include planting and mulching trees and shrubs, as well as picking up litter and removing grass from the trails. Sign in will be at The Gathering Place at Willow Waterhole located at 5310 South Willow.
As part of the clean up effort, Melanie Roy, a sophomore at Bellaire High School, will lead a pick up team specifically to collect plastic grocery bags. A news conference is planned for 9:30 a.m. on the west side of South Post Oak just north of Gasmer so that the team can report on the number of plastic bags they collected. It’s estimated that 100 billion plastic shopping bags are used in the United States every year and only 1 – 2% of plastic bags end up getting recycled. Animals will often either mistakenly ingest the bags or become entangled in them. Thousands of marine animals and more than 1 million birds die each year due to plastic pollution.
The clean up effort is sponsored by the Willow Waterhole Greenway Conservancy (WWGC). The WWGC is a diverse group of citizens dedicated to the creation of the Willow Waterhole, which is part of the Harris County Flood Control and the US Army Corps of Engineer’s Project Brays. The park is located in the Westbury neighborhood near S. Post Oak and US 90.