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News + Events


  • 3RD FRIDAY WORKDAY UPDATE: NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    3RD FRIDAY WORKDAY UPDATE: NOVEMBER 21, 2014
    Due to rain in the forecast, we are shortening our 3rd Friday Workday. We will be along the trail from 2:00-3:00pm picking up trash and planting native seed-clay balls. If you're not afraid of a little rain, join us! We…
  • Now Seeking Spring 2015 Interns
    Now Seeking Spring 2015 Interns
    Do you love Austin's trails, parks and creeks? If so, we have an opportunity for you! The Conservancy is now accepting applications for its Fall 2014 internship program.
  • Love Duncan Park? Share Your Thoughts!
    Love Duncan Park? Share Your Thoughts!
    With improvement plans on their way to Duncan Park, the City of Austin and the Shoal Creek Conservancy wants to hear from you!
  • Thanks National Public Lands Day Volunteers
    Thanks National Public Lands Day Volunteers
    Thank you to the 120+ volunteers the joined us on Shoal Creek on Saturday for National Public Lands Day! We had a record number of folks working on the trail between 3rd and 15th Streets, including groups from Cirrus Logic,…


Field Notes


  • Cabomba!
    Cabomba!
    The city traps trash at the mouth of Shoal Creek. The garbage is most noticeable after a heavy rain, when tons of waste are swept down the creek to Lady Bird Lake. The trap at the mouth of Shoal Creek, at least in theory, keeps trash out of Lady Bird Lake and in a spot where it is easier to collect.
  • The Drake Bridge Dilemma
    The Drake Bridge Dilemma
    There are only a handful of river crossings in Austin between the major freeways that hem in the city on the east and west. Between Interstate 35 and MoPac (Highway 1), there are only three bridges - Congress, First, and…
  • Butterfly Magnets
    Butterfly Magnets
    How many butterflies do you know on sight? Do you know their names, the nectar flowers they need as adults, or the plants they feed on as caterpillars? If you don't, you are not alone.
  • Dem Bones
    Dem Bones
      Toe bone connected to the foot bone Foot bone connected to the heel bone Heel bone connected to the ankle bone Ankle bone connected to the shin bone... Shoal Creek is connected to the Colorado River; the Colorado River…