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AIDS Walk Support(HOUSTON) — It hasn’t been that long since Buffalo Bayou through Houston’s East End was an unpleasant place. But not any more, and now you can see for yourself.

In fact, more than 1,200 Houstonians are signed up to take a “Walk for the Woods” along a historic stretch of bayou.

“Participants get to stroll along beautiful Buffalo Bayou. This is a history walk and we’re going to feature four stops along the route,” the Woods Project‘s Jessi Manley said.

Walk for the Woods is an effort to raise funds for the Woods Project, a program to provide wilderness trips for low income kids.

“We offer weekend trips in the spring and fall to places like Sam Houston National Park and Piney Woods. And for the weekend trips, our kids can do backpacking, canoeing, hiking. We also do environmental service projects.”

The 5K walk starts and ends at Ripley House on Navigation Boulevard, Saturday at 9 a.m.

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