Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank

Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank
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Recent Actions

December 15, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the selling of credits in the amount of $1,312,740 to the Port of Houston Authority in accordance with requirements of the Houston Ship Channel expansion.

December 1, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners authorized the acquisition of tracts of land in support of this project.

December 1, 2020 - Harris County Commissioners approved $1,350,283 for engineering services in support of this project.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

The Greens Bayou Wetlands Mitigation Bank (Greens WetBank) is a permanently protected, 961-acre expanse of ponds, marshes and forest, located along Greens and Garners bayous in northeast Harris County. 

By preserving, restoring, and creating wetlands at Greens WetBank, the Harris County Flood Control District provides opportunities for federally permitted government and private developments to mitigate for the unavoidable loss of wetlands elsewhere in Harris County.

Wetlands are among the most productive of ecosystems, and perform many important functions that benefit people and wildlife. The creation of wetland "credits" at Greens WetBank helps offset the "debits" of wetland losses due to development. The sale of those credits helps ensure the long-term sustainability of this important wetland preserve.

Greens WetBank

Visit the Greens WetBank website and check credit availability