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  • 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,…
  • Cancelled: Sept 3rd Friday Workday
    Cancelled: Sept 3rd Friday Workday
    The Friday, September 19 volunteer workday on the trail has been cancelled due to high waters and forecasted afternoon rains. Come join us  on Saturday, Sept 27 at 9 a.m. at 6th Street and Shoal Creek to work on the trail…
  • Join Us at the Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration
    Join Us at the Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration
    You’re invited to a Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration to benefit the Shoal Creek Conservancy on Thursday, September 18 hosted by Bella Salon and Spa. Join us for live music by the Rankin Twins, tasty bites and drinks, and a raffle. Tickets are $35 for general admission or $100 for a special 5 course catered meal.
  • A Peaceful Kingdom: Erika Huddleston’s Shoal Creek
    A Peaceful Kingdom: Erika Huddleston’s Shoal Creek
    This summer we were lucky enough to host our own artist in residence, Erika Huddleston. See how her work turned out and the messages she was able to convey.


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…