Launched Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan initiative and formal partnership with the City of Austin and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University

Developed the Conservancy’s first strategic plan to provide a sustainable and focused path forward for the next three years of the Conservancy’s 100-year vision for the Watershed.

Unveiled the Undertold Historic Marker commemorating the Wood Street Historic Settlement on Shoal Creek, a distinct enclave of formerly enslaved people and Mexican American residents located along Shoal Creek near 6th Street.


Celebrated the 7th season of the Shoal Creek Tours in Spring 2017

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

Completed the Graffiti and Tagging Protocol report that identifies strategies for graffiti prevention at the West Sixth Street Bridge

Partnered with Austin Parks Foundation to pursue a structural assessment of the 1925 trestle at 3rd Street and develop initial design concept for reuse of the trestle as a public plaza

Launched “Eyes and Ears on the Creek” pilot project in response to growing water pollution incidences on the creek

Successfully advocated, with Pease Park Conservancy, for repairs to the trail between 29th and 31st Streets, a section damaged during the 2015 Floods

Celebrated the Conservancy 56th volunteer service day on the trail in June with over 2,000 community volunteers


Hosted Shoal Creek Forum Series, a public conversation about creek issues in the spring

Received generous $250,000 donation from Constructive Ventures to fund trail improvements

Released the 1887 West Sixth Street Bridge over Shoal Creek Restoration Study to guide rehabilitation of this historic treasure. The study shed light on critical structural issues, resulting in emergency repair work by the City of Austin.

Released a study to quantify the potential flood reduction benefits of ongoing sediment removal in Shoal Creek


Signed Collaborative Agreement with the City of Austin Public Works, Watershed Protection and Parks & Recreation Departments for planning initiates

Hosted 1st Annual Shoal Creek Awards to honor watershed heroes

Served as a clearinghouse for information about volunteer opportunities after the Memorial Day Flood and provided a community voice for flood mitigation solutions

Secured $320,000 payment to the City from development firm Riverside Resources to fund a trail improvement feasibility study

Helped secure $4 million in city funds for trail improvements between the West 5th Street Bridge and West Avenue

Installed lighting under the 12th Street and Lamar Boulevard bridges


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

Initiated revegetation phase of the 1-acre demonstration bamboo removal and native habitat restoration project


Launched the Shoal Creek Conservancy in October