We invite you to join Shoal Creek Conservancy and Jose M. Guerrero, P.E.*, for a bus tour of the Shoal Creek watershed! On February 25th we will discuss the history of the Memorial Day flooding of 1981 along Shoal Creek, strategies that have helped mitigate flooding of our urban creeks both before and after the 1981 flood, and how water moves through developed watersheds.
The tour will begin at 8:30am at Duncan Neighborhood Park and our stops will include Great Northern Dog Park, Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park, Jefferson Street, and the W 12th Street Bridge.
All ages are welcome, with supervision. Please wear shoes you feel comfortable walking in and dress for the weather. At this time, masks are optional.
Register below today! If you register for this event and are later unable to attend, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance, so we may offer seats to other members of the community. Thank you and see you creekside!
*Jose M. Guerrero, P.E., spent 37.5 years with the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department in numerous roles. He retired from WPD in July 2021 after serving as Interim Director for 9 months and Assistant Director for 9.5 years. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 with a degree in Civil Engineering, he joined the City of Austin Public Works Department’s Stormwater Management Division in January of 1985 and has served in various roles in flood mitigation, erosion control, and managing water quality stormwater control measures. Early in his career, he was directly involved in the construction of numerous field engineering projects in the Shoal Creek and Waller Creek watersheds. He was also part of the charter team that created the Regional Stormwater Management Program (RSMP), which looks at alternate ways to comply with the water quantity detention requirements for developments. He can be reached by email at [email protected].
February 25th, 2023
8:30am - 11:00am
Duncan Neighborhood Park
900 W 9th St, Austin, TX 78701