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29. William Smith, from left, Sarah Gruber, Carolyn Sylvan and Harrison Collie at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
William Smith, from left, Sarah Gruber, Carolyn Sylvan and Harrison Collie. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
20. Nik Kapetanakis, from left, Kelcy Mayell and James Moreton at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Nik Kapetanakis, left, Kelcy Mayell and James Moreton. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
30. Thompson Barro, from left, Mi-Sun Bae and Chandler Broz at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Thompson Barro, from left, Mi-Sun Bae and Chandler Broz. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
22. Felix Campos and Tiffany Abdullahi at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Felix Campos and Tiffany Abdullahi. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
8. Anna McClain, from left, Chris Minutello and Rachel Black at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Anna McClain, from left, Chris Minutello and Rachel Black. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
21. Callie Anne Holland, from left, Emily Hanley and Sissy Shuffield at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Callie Anne Holland, from left, Emily Hanley and Sissy Shuffield. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
19. Tessa Del Grande, left, and Bebe Mandola at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Tessa Del Grande, left, and Bebe Mandola. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
7. Miles Morgan, from left, Melissa Daigneault, Aaron Schneider, Amanda Shook and Luke Fertitta at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Miles Morgan, from left, Melissa Daigneault, Aaron Schneider, Amanda Shook and Luke Fertitta. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
16. Meredith Chavez, from left, Anna Wilson, Robert Guthrie and Madyson Chavez at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Meredith Chavez, from left, Anna Wilson, Robert Guthrie and Madyson Chavez. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
14. Emily Natoli, left, and Megan Lesser at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Emily Natoli, left, and Megan Lesser. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
13. Joseph Doyle, from left, David Restrepo, Henley Siegrist and Topper Sheehy at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Joseph Doyle, from left, David Restrepo, Henley Siegrist and Topper Sheehy. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
12. Megan Shonebarger and Johan Yokay at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Megan Shonebarger and Johan Yokay. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
11. Colin Latham, from left, Jennifer Panahi and Guy Harris at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Colin Latham, from left, Jennifer Panahi and Guy Harris. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
15. Brittany Edwards, from left, Danielle Barrows, Laura Park, Sarah Wheeler and Kara Trisch at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Brittany Edwards, from left, Danielle Barrows, Laura Park, Sarah Wheeler and Kara Trisch. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
9. Sara Schleicher, left, and Charlotte Cameron at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Sara Schleicher, left, and Charlotte Cameron. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
5. Jessica Vela and Cory Stull at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Jessica Vela and Cory Stull. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
4. Robert Wilson and Linessa Zuniga at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
Robert Wilson and Linessa Zuniga. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
31. The crowd at at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014 BPA Buffalo Brewery
The young professionals pour in to Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
29. William Smith, from left, Sarah Gruber, Carolyn Sylvan and Harrison Collie at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
20. Nik Kapetanakis, from left, Kelcy Mayell and James Moreton at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
30. Thompson Barro, from left, Mi-Sun Bae and Chandler Broz at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
22. Felix Campos and Tiffany Abdullahi at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
8. Anna McClain, from left, Chris Minutello and Rachel Black at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
21. Callie Anne Holland, from left, Emily Hanley and Sissy Shuffield at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
19. Tessa Del Grande, left, and Bebe Mandola at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
7. Miles Morgan, from left, Melissa Daigneault, Aaron Schneider, Amanda Shook and Luke Fertitta at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
16. Meredith Chavez, from left, Anna Wilson, Robert Guthrie and Madyson Chavez at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
14. Emily Natoli, left, and Megan Lesser at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
13. Joseph Doyle, from left, David Restrepo, Henley Siegrist and Topper Sheehy at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
12. Megan Shonebarger and Johan Yokay at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
11. Colin Latham, from left, Jennifer Panahi and Guy Harris at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
15. Brittany Edwards, from left, Danielle Barrows, Laura Park, Sarah Wheeler and Kara Trisch at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
9. Sara Schleicher, left, and Charlotte Cameron at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
5. Jessica Vela and Cory Stull at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
4. Robert Wilson and Linessa Zuniga at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014
31. The crowd at at the Bayou Preservation Association Herons party June 2014 BPA Buffalo Brewery
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
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What: Bayou Preservation Association's Bayou HEROns membership drive.

Where: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

The 411: "The Backyard Bayou Bash" enticed several scores of bayou-friendly young professionals to turn out for a heap of socializing in the name of the city's 22 waterways. A host committee of 18 well-connected YPs helped the association organize the event that featured an assortment of brews to choose from as well as dancing to the sounds of Heapin' Helpin' out of Austin. Sustenance for the partying came in the form of tempting soul food offerings from popular food truck Fraiche Mobile Kitchen. On the menu — pork sliders, sweet potato fries, lamb burgers and more.

The HEROns join the Bayou Preservation Association in its mission to protect and restore area waterways through activism, advocacy, collaboration and education. And let's not forget the parties — albeit fundraising parties.

Who: Kelcy Mayell and Nik Kapetanakis, Jonas Fertitta, Carrie Cowan, Emily Shuffield Hanley, Trevor Thompson, Liz Driggs, Doug Patteson, Luke Fertitta, Tessa Del Grande, Bebe Mandola, Shelby Brennan, Shannon Smith, Amanda and Chad Brown and BPA executive director Kathy Lord.

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