May 28

Shoal Creek Conservancy Awarded REI Grant

We are happy to announce that the Shoal Creek Conservancy has been granted funding from REI, a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship….Read More

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May 22

West Sixth Street Bridge Nominated for National Register

West Sixth Street Bridge at Shoal Creek Recommended for National Register of Historic Places   Read the Conservancy’s Press Release  Exciting things are happening around the Conservancy and the city! We are pleased to announce that the beautifully handcrafted West 6th…Read More

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May 17

The Decline of America’s Pollinators (and what we can do about it)

This blog post was written by Ted Lee Eubanks. To learn more about the author, please visit this site. Bees are in trouble. According to the USDA, “total losses of managed honey bee colonies nationwide were 31.1 percent from all…Read More

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May 15

Fail succeeds (with notes from the northwest)

This blog post was written by Ted Lee Eubanks. To learn more about the author, please visit this site.   You will not find Lake Fail on a Visit Austin list of places not to miss when touring our town….Read More

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May 07

The 6th Street Bridge at Shoal Creek: A Historic Treasure

Did you know that the West 6th Street Bridge over Shoal Creek is older than the Texas State Capitol Building? Built in 1887, this historic bridge is one of the state’s oldest masonry arches and located at the site of the first bridge in Austin, which opened up the area west of the city to development. It continues to serves as a major east-west transportation artery for motorists, walkers and cyclists.

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