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Young professionals crawfish party for the Buffalo Bayou: When making Houston greener is tasty

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56 Nicolas Martinez, from left, Elena Giralt and Juan Garcia at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Nicolas Martinez, from left, Elena Giralt and Juan Garcia. Photo by Katya Horner
31 Marina Willis, from left, Suzanne Weaver, Evan and Kendall Scheele and Patrick O'Grady at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Marina Willis, from left, Suzanne Weaver, Evan and Kendall Scheele and Patrick O'Grady. Photo by Katya Horner
18 Zach Huey and Amy Rebechini at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Zach Huey and Amy Rebechini. Photo by Katya Horner
16 Brent Davis and Margot Bradle at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Brent Davis and Margot Bradle. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
14 Leigh McBurnett, from left, Brittany Taggart and Jessica Walters at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Leigh McBurnett, from left, Brittany Taggart and Jessica Walters. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
12 Kim Hester and friend at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Kim Hester and friend. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
5 Michael and Ashlee Lohan with Jack at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Michael and Ashlee Lohan with Jack. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
15 Rebecca Leija, left, and Teresa Rodriguez at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Rebecca Leija, left, and Teresa Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
1 Jennifer Gress, left, and Lea Searcey with Floyd at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Jennifer Gress, left, and Lea Searcey with Floyd. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
6 David DeFilippo and Candice Davis at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
David DeFilippo and Candice Davis. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
8 Josh Barvin, from left, Cara Merriman, West Gotcher and Ryan Walsh at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
Josh Barvin, from left, Cara Merriman, West Gotcher and Ryan Walsh. Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
56 Nicolas Martinez, from left, Elena Giralt and Juan Garcia at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
31 Marina Willis, from left, Suzanne Weaver, Evan and Kendall Scheele and Patrick O'Grady at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
18 Zach Huey and Amy Rebechini at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
16 Brent Davis and Margot Bradle at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
14 Leigh McBurnett, from left, Brittany Taggart and Jessica Walters at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
12 Kim Hester and friend at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
5 Michael and Ashlee Lohan with Jack at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
15 Rebecca Leija, left, and Teresa Rodriguez at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
1 Jennifer Gress, left, and Lea Searcey with Floyd at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
6 David DeFilippo and Candice Davis at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014
8 Josh Barvin, from left, Cara Merriman, West Gotcher and Ryan Walsh at the Buffalo Bayou Bash April 2014

What: Buffalo Bayou Partnership's "Bayou Bash" 2014.

Where: Downtown's Sabine Promenade.

The 411: What a delightful day it was for some 500 young professionals to revel on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Bayou Buddies, a group with a penchant for the greener thing in life, gathered for the yearly "Bayou Bash" party that spreads onto the rolling berms of the Sabine Promenade in support of Buffalo Bayou Partnership's conservation efforts. 

While listening to tunes by Space City Shakedown Acoustic Revue and Havoc Wagon, the casually dressed crowd consumed 900 pounds of steaming crawfish. Liquids courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly cooled down guests while gentle pontoon boat rides and lawn games adding a healthy dose of al fresco entertainment. A silent auction and raffle contributed to the kitty that reached $40,000 for the continued transformation of the urban waterway as it morphs from a storied resource into an active destination.

Who: Leigh McBurnett, Brittany Taggart, Jessica Walters, Ashlee and Michael Lohan, Rebecca Leija, Teresa Rodriguez, David DeFilippo, Candice Davis, Josh Barvin, Cara Merriman, West Gotcher, Ryan Walsh, Brent Davis and Margot Bradle.

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