Join Shoal Creek Conservancy, Austin Resource Recovery, and Austin’s Watershed Protection Department on July 27th from 8-10 am for the 2nd Annual Shoal Creek Shopping Cart Corral, presented by H-E-B!

This event is inspired by the Austin Watershed Protection Department’s Trash in Creeks field study that found over 500 shopping carts throughout Austin’s creeks in early 2022. If you have participated in SCC’s volunteer cleanups, you have likely spotted hard-to-reach shopping carts or have pulled one or two out of Shoal Creek. The corral is our chance to round up the rest. During our inaugural 2023 Shopping Cart Corral, more than 56 volunteers, WPD, and ARR staff spread out over 6 locations along Shoal Creek and in just two hours collectively removed 48 shopping carts, 6 scooters, and 111 bags of litter!

2024 Corral cleanup locations along Shoal Creek*:

  • Crosscreek Drive
  • Northcross Drive
  • Silverway Drive
  • 2222
  • Hancock Drive
  • Downtown

*Please note that cleanup locations are subject to change closer to the event date and specific meeting locations will be emailed to all registrants prior to the event. If necessary, the rain date will be Saturday, August 3rd. In the case of postponement, SCC will contact volunteers and post and update here by July 26th at 5pm.


July is also Shoal Creek Conservancy’s Membership Drive month! Support year-round programs like this one by becoming a Member with a monthly donation.

Become a Member

Want more information before becoming a member? Join the SCC team after the Corral on 7/27 from 10am-noon at Central Market (4001 N Lamar Blvd) for a Membership Drive Meet Up with refreshments and tales from the mornings’ adventures.


Support the 2024 Shoal Creek Shopping Cart Corral:

If you would like to support this event and our continued efforts to restore Shoal Creek to a fishable, swimmable creek, become a sponsor (see sponsorship details below or email [email protected] for more information) or make a donation!

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July 27th, 2024


Shoal Creek