Shopping Cart Corral Recap
We are in awe of what SCC volunteers, Austin Watershed, and Austin Recycles accomplished during the inaugural Shoal Creek Shopping Cart Corral. On Saturday, July 29th, 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, 111 bags of litter, and lots of large bulky items like desk chairs, pieces of wood, a lawn mower, and more! Huge thank you to our cohosts, WPD and ARR, and our sponsors, H-E-B, Randalls, and Austin Subaru for their support! Y’all did round ’em up!
To view more images from the Corral, please visit SCC’s Facebook page.
Join Shoal Creek Conservancy, Austin Resource Recovery, and Austin’s Watershed Protection Department on July 29th from 8-10 am for the inaugural Shoal Creek Shopping Cart Corral!
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.
If you would like to support this event and our year-round efforts to restore Shoal Creek to a fishable, swimmable creek, you can do so by sponsoring this event (email [email protected] for more information) or making a donation online.
Corral cleanup locations along Shoal Creek*:
- Crosscreek Drive
- Foster Lane
- Jefferson Street
- W 10th Street
*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. We thank you in advance for your understanding!
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When:July 29th, 2023