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In conjunction with the Houses on the Bayou architecture tour, Buffalo Bayou Partnership has organized a canoe trip along the same stretch of the bayou that the tour featured. For more information, or to register, call 713.752.0314 ext. 3 or e-mail tsmith@buffalobayou.org.

Urban Ecology along Buffalo Bayou

April 1, 2006, 1-5pm

$52 per person

Tour is limited to 20 people

The trip addresses the dynamic river and riparian ecology and geology as well as the history of attempts of flood control and erosion along the bayou. Canoeists will study various preservation and conservation efforts on the bayou corridor. Don A. Greene will be your guide. His knowledge and experience include past president and chair of the Bayou Preservation Association. He currently teaches earth science to Kinkaid and HISD schools and serves on the rivers advisory board for Texas Parks and Wildlife.

All canoe trips are guided by National Parks outfitter Don A. Greene of Whitewater Experience. Don is an award-winning National Park Service outfitter with over 30 years of experience working in Houston to preserve Buffalo Bayou.

All trips include canoe rental, paddles, shuttles, personal flotation devices and snacks. Under normal water conditions, only minimal experience or skill is necessary to enjoy these floats.

All canoe trips leave from 5000 Memorial Drive.

Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Cancellations must take place 72 hours prior to the canoe tour.

Kathryn Fosdick

Program Administrator

Rice Design Alliance

(713) 348-5583

Fax (713) 348-5924

www.rda.rice.edu

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In conjunction with the Houses on the Bayou architecture tour, Buffalo Bayou Partnership has organized a canoe trip along the same stretch of the bayou that the tour featured. For more information, or to register, call 713.752.0314 ext. 3 or e-mail tsmith@buffalobayou.org.

Urban Ecology along Buffalo Bayou

April 1, 2006, 1-5pm

$52 per person

Tour is limited to 20 people

Got the email too.. I'm debating it.

That just seems awfully expensive.. but then again.. one of the few places i've found that rents canoes wants to charge me 45 for the day.. and I'd still have to worry about transporting the damn thing.

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Got the email too.. I'm debating it.

That just seems awfully expensive.. but then again.. one of the few places i've found that rents canoes wants to charge me 45 for the day.. and I'd still have to worry about transporting the damn thing.

:angry2: Dagnabit I'm working.

I have my own kayak I might just make my way down there later. B)

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Yeah, the bayou tours are always pricey. I'd much rather just go by myself and split the cost with someone on canoe rental. Besides, then I won't be hampered by a schedule and can go as fast or slow and as short or long a trip as I (and the other person) want.

I'd really like to do a very long trip, say from Highway 6 all the way to Lockwood, in a single day...I don't know, that may be unrealistic...but as far as I could get in a day.

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Yeah, the bayou tours are always pricey. I'd much rather just go by myself and split the cost with someone on canoe rental. Besides, then I won't be hampered by a schedule and can go as fast or slow and as short or long a trip as I (and the other person) want.

I'd really like to do a very long trip, say from Highway 6 all the way to Lockwood, in a single day...I don't know, that may be unrealistic...but as far as I could get in a day.

I want to do the same..

But I noticed on the Home tour.. there are some parts of the bayou between 8 and the loop that are incredibly shallow. Like, if your trip doesnt follow a good rain, you'll be scraping bottom and might be walking.

It actually amazed me that some parts could be that shallow while others, inside shepherd could be so full.

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I want to do the same..

But I noticed on the Home tour.. there are some parts of the bayou between 8 and the loop that are incredibly shallow. Like, if your trip doesnt follow a good rain, you'll be scraping bottom and might be walking.

It actually amazed me that some parts could be that shallow while others, inside shepherd could be so full.

My understanding is that the official tide line has gradually shifted upstream over the last century as a result of subsidence, and that the official boundary between fresh and brackish water is now somewhere near Shepherd bridge. Apart from the fact that tributaries and storm sewers feed the bayou at many points, that may explain it.

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