2020

City of Austin acquires land for a new park along Shoal Creek at the site of the Wood Street Historic Settlement

Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan draft completed and under review by the U.S. EPA


Rain gardens installed along the Shoal Creek Blvd Bikeway at 38th Street, Crawford Street, and Woodview Avenue


SCC launches Creekside Neighbors program


SCC partners with The Other Ones Foundation to conduct cleanups in the watershed

SCC hosts Monthly Creek Tours, including Nature Photography Happy Hour with Ian M. Wright

2019

New 5.5 mile bikeway installed along Shoal Creek Blvd from 38th Street to Highway 183


5 intersections along the Shoal Creek Blvd bikeway receive safety upgrades, including 12 new pedestrian crossings


1887 West 6th Street Bridge over Shoal Creek listed as City of Austin local historic landmark


Trail stabilization repairs completed between 5th and 6th Streets

Bluffs bordering the Shoal Creek Trail at 24th-27th Streets experience second landslide in two years

SCC and the Downtown Austin Alliance establish a partnership to improve the Cypress & Shoal Creek area


469 volunteers contribute trail stewardship and maintenance valued at nearly $25,000 at 11 service events

SCC hosts Monthly Creek Tours, including Bilingual Fish & Critters with Austin Youth River Watch

2018

Shoal Creek Trail Plan completed by SCC and stakeholders, and adopted by the City of Austin Public Works Department


SCC, the City of Austin, and watershed stakeholders begin development of the Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan


Texas Historical Commission commemorates the site of Shoal Creek’s  Wood Street Historic Settlement with an Undertold Historic Marker


New urban trail constructed from 5th Street to West Avenue, with accompanying lighting


New ADA accessible trail entrance constructed south of 6th Street Bridge

Safety improvements to the Shoal Creek Blvd bicycle/pedestrian crossing at Highway 183 implemented

The bluffs overlooking Shoal Creek Trail at 24th-27th Street experience a major landslide

348 volunteers contribute trail stewardship and maintenance valued at nearly $17,000 at 12 service events

SCC hosts Monthly Creek Tours, including Medicinal Plants with Carolyn Long and Trains of Austin’s Past with Austin Steam Train Association

2017

SCC, City of Austin, and community stakeholders begin development of the Shoal Creek Trail Plan


SCC releases City + Water, an international showcase of innovative stormwater management and flood mitigation


SCC partners with Austin Parks Foundation to complete a structural assessment of the century-old railroad trestle at 3rd Street and develop concept for reuse of the trestle as a public plaza


Completion of Shoal Creek restoration project between 15th-24th Streets, including streambank restoration and sidewalk/trail repairs


306 volunteers contribute trail stewardship and maintenance valued at nearly $15,000 at 13 service events

SCC hosts Monthly Creek Tours, including Fossil Hunt with Austin Nature & Science Center, Bat Walk with Bat Conservation International, and Art Ride Creekside with Bike Austin, Waterloo Greenway, Downtown Austin Alliance, and The Contemporary Austin

City of Austin reviews opportunities and constraints around widening the Shoal Creek Trail between 5th and 15th Streets. The resulting report provides a guide for future improvements.

2016

SCC develops the 1887 West Sixth Street Bridge over Shoal Creek Restoration Study to guide rehabilitation of this hidden gem. The study prompts emergency structural repair work on the 6th Street Bridge.


SCC partners with Bat Conservation International to humanely evacuate the 6th Street Bridge’s resident bat colony prior to emergency repairs


Junior League of Austin volunteer gardeners plant and tend native grasses and seeds at 1-acre native habitat restoration site on the Shoal Creek Greenbelt

SCC hosts Shoal Creek Forum Series, a series of public conversations about watershed health


500 volunteers contribute trail stewardship and maintenance valued at nearly $30,000 at 12 service events

SCC hosts Monthly Creek Tours, including Tree ID with TreeFolks and Shoal Creek Flooding at Northwest District Park with City of Austin Watershed Protection Department

2015

Memorial Day Flood inundates parks and neighborhoods along Lamar Blvd. SCC serves as a clearinghouse for post-flood volunteer cleanup opportunities and provides a community voice for flood mitigation solutions.

SCC hosts 1st Annual Shoal Creek Awards to honor watershed heroes


City of Austin dedicates $4 million for trail improvements between 5th Street and West Avenue

1,000 native trees planted at 1-acre native habitat restoration site on the Shoal Creek Greenbelt


715 volunteers contribute trail stewardship and maintenance valued at nearly $45,000 at 10 service events

SCC hosts Monthly Creek Tours, including Native Plants of Shoal Creek with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

SCC signs collaborative agreement with the City of Austin Public Works, Watershed Protection and Parks & Recreation Departments for planning initiatives


2014

1887 West 6th Street Bridge over Shoal Creek listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. National Park Service


Texas Conservation Corps removes invasive golden bamboo at 1-acre native habitat restoration site on the Shoal Creek Greenbelt


526 volunteers contribute trail stewardship and maintenance valued at nearly $30,000 at 18 service events

SCC hosts Creek Tours, including Birding with Travis Audubon

2013

Shoal Creek Conservancy Launches


Culmination of 15-month Feasibility Study to evaluate the sustainability of a nonprofit organization dedicated to stewardship of Shoal Creek