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News + Events


  • Conservancy Announces Formal Partnership With City
    Conservancy Announces Formal Partnership With City
    On a beautiful, sun-drenched evening in front of a packed house at yesterday's 1st Annual Shoal Creek Awards, Conservancy Board President made it official: the Shoal Creek Conservancy had formalized its partnership with the City of Austin. The Conservancy and…
  • Conservancy Creates Bob Armstrong Award
    Conservancy Creates Bob Armstrong Award
    We are very pleased to announce our final award for next Tuesday's #‎ShoalCreekAwards‬. The Bob Armstrong Award for Lifetime Achievement in Conservation was created to extend beyond the borders of the Shoal Creek watershed to honor the powerful environmental legacy…
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Vote Now!
    PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Vote Now!
    Have your say and vote for your favorite project or program in the watershed. The winner will be announced at our 1st Annual Shoal Creek Awards on April 21st.
  • Conservancy trail lighting project awarded $24,540
    Conservancy trail lighting project awarded $24,540
    The W. 12th St. and Lamar Blvd. bridges are about to get brighter thanks to a pledge from the City of Austin Public Works Department's Neighborhood Partnering 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!
    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…