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2008

December 8, 2008 - Flood Control District Has Strong Showing at GIS Day Map Competition
The Harris County Flood Control District's GIS Section recently participated in the Geographic Data Committee's 2008 GIS Day event, held at the University of Houston-Downtown. The District has participated in this event since its inception in 1999.
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September 18, 2008 - Hurricane Ike: Helpful Recovery Phone Numbers, Links, and Information
Hurricane Ike has put a strain on our entire region, and the Harris County Flood Control District is committed to helping in any way we can. Below are phone numbers, links, and other information that may aid in your recovery efforts.
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July 2, 2008 - Freedom Over Texas With Fireworks on Buffalo Bayou July 4th
The 2008 Chevys Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks presented by Shell will take place on Friday, July 4, along Buffalo Bayou at Eleanor Tinsley Park. The festivities will begin at 4pm with a concert starring three of the biggest names in country music today: Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert and Jo Dee Messina.
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May 29, 2008 - Buffalo Bayou Partnership Hosts 2nd Annual KBR Kids Day along Buffalo Bayou June 14
Join the Buffalo Bayou Partnership for a day of adventure and activities along Buffalo Bayou. Admission is free. KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2008 from 10am 2pm at Downtowns Sabine Promenade on Sabine Street between Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway.
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April 16, 2008 - Elementary Students Take a Field Trip to the Harris County Flood Control District
Before testing begins for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), students at McDougle Elementary are teaming up with the urban foresters of the Harris County Flood Control District for some outdoor learning.
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March 31, 2008 - Celebrate Buffalo Bayous Nights on Blue Bayou and Stargazing Series
Continuing the Nights on Blue Bayou and Stargazing series, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting another night of stargazing, storytelling and more at Houston's downtown waterfront park, Sabine Promenade.
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March 25, 2008 - Trash Bash 2008 to be Held March 29: Rain or Shine!
Each Spring, sponsors and volunteers of all ages unite to clean and preserve the area waterways flowing into Galveston Bay.
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March 21, 2008 - District's Watershed Coordination Department is Relocating
Effective April 17, 2008, the Harris County Flood Control District's Watershed Coordination Department, as well as Commercial Receiving, are moving from 10000 Northwest Freeway to a new location on Hwy. 290/Northwest Freeway.
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March 3, 2008 - 36th Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta: Saturday, March 8, 2008
The 36th annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta is planned for March 8, 2008. Beginners and competitive paddlers alike will be racing down Buffalo Bayou in canoes and kayaks.
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February 13, 2008 - Fourth Annual Volunteer Tree Seedling Potting Event Yields More Than 3,000 New Trees For Future District Plantings
Gearing up for tree planting season, the Harris County Flood Control District recently held its Fourth Annual Volunteer Tree Seedling Potting Event at the Districts tree nursery in South Harris County.
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February 8, 2008 - Harris County Flood Control District Named Winner of Large Population Conservation Award
Competing with counties across the nation, the Harris County Flood Control District has won first place in the land conservation category from The Trust for Public Land and National Association of Counties.
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