LOCAL VOLUNTEERS ASSIST WITH WILDFLOWER PLANTINGS AT THE WILLOW WATERHOLE STORMWATER DETENTION BASIN

HOUSTON, September 30, 2009 – More than 30 Westbury-area residents and members of Cub Scout Pack 99 gathered at the Willow Waterhole Stormwater Detention Basin on September 26th to plant wildflower seeds as part of the Third Annual Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Tribute Planting Project.

The plantings were sponsored by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. Included in the wildflower seed mix were Bluebonnets, Phlox, Indian Blankets, Coreopsis, and Black-eyed Susans. Seeds typically are planted in the fall to benefit from the region’s rainiest season before sprouting in mid-March.

The Willow Waterhole Stormwater Detention Basin was constructed by the Harris County Flood Control District as part of Project Brays. This stormwater detention basin was one of five locations chosen city-wide for the event. The Flood Control District has recently planted thousands of trees at the site and welcomes the wildflower plantings.

About The Harris County Flood Control District
The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans,
implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure.