Cities seeking cleaner environment, better aesthetics try to restore wildness to urban rivers

  • by: RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 14, 2014 - 2:00 PM

HOUSTON — The Buffalo Bayou is everything Houston city planners once despised: The small river that winds through glassy downtown hi-rises has gentle curves, a slow, meandering current and native grasses teeming with birds and insects.

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