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2014 inductee into the
National Register of Historic Places
Dedication ceremony: January 30


Working together to improve Shoal Creek for all Austinites - present and future.

News + Events

  • Help Us Plant 1,000 Trees – January 17
    Help Us Plant 1,000 Trees – January 17
    Calling all volunteers! Join the Shoal Creek Conservancy, Pease Park Conservancy and the City of Austin on Saturday, January 7 to plant 1,000 tree seedlings at the bamboo removal and habitat restoration project site along the Shoal Creek trail near Gaston Avenue. We need 100 volunteers to plant and water trees.
  • $4 Million Shoal Creek Improvement Project Approved by City Council
    $4 Million Shoal Creek Improvement Project Approved by City Council
    Big improvements are on their way! On December 11, 2014, the Austin City Council approved an over $4 million Shoal Creek improvement project. This project will close an existing gap in the Shoal Creek trail just south of the West 5th Street bridge along the west side of Shoal Creek. Along with facilitating better connectivity through downtown Austin, this project will include lighting, stream bank restoration, a new pedestrian bridge and more.
  • Second Year Goals Announced
    Second Year Goals Announced
    October 1, 2014 marked the beginning of Shoal Creek Conservancy's 2nd year. Thank you to all of our members and supporters that make our work possible! As we begin the new year, we are excited to share with the community the Conservancy's goals…
  • 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.

Field Notes

  • Where Goes The Water?
    Where Goes The Water?
      The year 2014 has choked to a close. As the cloud of dust settles, let’s see how we fared in this historic drought that still has us in its grasp. Austin averages 32.15 inches of rain per year. In…
  • Ducks in the Desert
    Ducks in the Desert
    If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands...Douglas Adams Shoal Creek is a waterfowl wasteland.…
  • 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…