Sprint Waste Announces Commitment to Bayou Land Conservancy

Sprint Waste Services is proud to announce it is a major sponsor of the Bayou Land Conservancy, whose annual gala is 6 p.m.–9 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 9, at the City Place Marriott Springwoods Village, 1200 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring, Texas 77389.

“We are thrilled to make this commitment to the Bayou Land Conservancy, whose work protects and conserves the land to enhance life in and around the Houston area,” said Sprint Waste Services Partner Reagan Swinbank. “Along with supporting BLC projects, we hope this gift helps more Houston-area residents and businesses learn about and visit the natural spaces created and enhanced by the Conservancy. If you’ve never enjoyed these green spaces, gardens and trails for yourself, you’re in for a treat.”

The Bayou Land Conservancy’s annual gala recognizes the hard work of its partners and celebrates the positive community impact of land conservation, each year honoring a Conservation Champion, a Trailblazer and others who have supported the organization’s work. With the help of Sprint Waste Services, other corporate underwriters and individual donors, the gala also raises vital funds to help protect BLC’s iconic natural landscapes, including the protection of 14,000 acres at 60 preserves in the Houston region.

This year the gala will honor Judge Jon Lindsay as its 2019 Conservation Champion for his leadership role in creating the Spring Creek Greenway during his tenure as Harris County Judge. The 13-mile Spring Creek Nature Trail, a project constructed and overseen by the BLC, is a natural-surface, hike/bike trail running along Spring Creek in both Harris County and Montgomery County. Mostly constructed by community volunteers, including approximately 20 boardwalks and bridges, the trail is part of a larger system of green space along the border between the two counties known as the Spring Creek Greenway, the longest, continuous, urban, forested greenway in the country. 

Maps and More About the Spring Creek Nature Trail

Said BLC Executive Director Jill Boullion about the trail, “We are really proud of this community-led project because it provides a wilderness experience only miles from the fourth-largest city in the country. Since we officially opened the trail in June of 2018, the community has embraced it and come to love and appreciate it.”

The Bayou Land Conservancy first began in 1996 and is now an accredited land trust that has permanently protected more than 14,000 acres of Houston's natural habitat. Conserving land along streams for flood control, clean water and wildlife, Bayou Land Conservancy permanently protects wetlands and other ecologically valuable habitat through partnerships with willing landowners. 

For more information about the Bayou Land Conservancy and the annual gala, including details about great auction items available for bidding this year, click here.