Texans For Clean Water was formally organized in 2013 when Mike Garver of Houston and Trammell Crow of Dallas joined forces to bring the problem of floatable debris in our waterways to state and local officials. The goal of Texans For Clean Water is to organize a statewide group of business leaders through a common initiative. Revitalizing our waterways improves neighborhoods, brings recreational opportunities to our communities, and encourages economic growth. Education and collaboration between the business community and the government are key to developing and adopting best practices to prevent storm water debris and litter from entering our waterways. Through collaboration we can reach this goal.
“The Trash Man of Buffalo Bayou” - As Chairman Emeritus of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership in Houston, Mike Garver truly is “The Trash Man of Buffalo Bayou.” Mike graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and has founded multiple companies, including BRH-Garver Construction, LP, where he serves as CEO. The Trenchless Technology “Person-of-the-Year” and the Houston Product Partner “City Beautification” award winner is an important part of Texans For Clean Water.
Trammell S. Crow
In 2013, when Trammell helped start Texans For Clean Water, he brought with him a passion for supporting non-profit organizations that improve quality of life. With a degree in Economics from Yale University, Trammell has held various positions within the Crow family businesses. He currently serves as President of the Crow Family Foundation, which operates and manages the Trammel and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. Trammell is many things: a businessman, a rock collector and an art enthusiast, but most importantly he is a Texans For Clean Water founder.
I.T. "Tex" Corley
I.T. “Tex” Corley brings a wealth of experience to Texans For Clean Water. After graduating from Lamar University in 1971 with a BBA in Accounting, “Tex” began building an impressive resume that includes 10 years on the board of the Container Recycling Institute and 11 years as President of MedCon, a privately owned medical waste disposal company. In 2009, he retired after 14 years as CEO of Strategic Materials, Inc.; the largest recycled glass processor in North America. Texans For Clean Water is happy to have Tex.
“A True Green Soul” - If he could, Chuck would bottle up everything that makes Houston such a wonderful place to live and work, so he can show the world. As “a true green soul,” Chuck strives to improve the quality of life in Houston. He serves on the Houston Parks Board and Memorial Park Conservancy. He is also the past chairman of Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership and one of the founding members of the Quality of Life Coalition. Chuck loves the Houston region and is committed to protecting it. That is why he helped found Texans For Clean Water.
Chances are Ed Wulfe has already made an impact on your community. The Chairman, CEO and founder of Wulfe & Co. and Texas A&M graduate, has more than 50 years’ experience in commercial real estate, community redevelopment and civic leadership. His projects include the renovation of Meyerland Plaza and the development of BLVD Place, among many others. Add all that to his extensive list of leadership roles in the city of Houston, including the Greater Houston Partnership and the Methodist Hospital center, and you get yet another significant founder of Texans For Clean Water.