The Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan is a guide to restoring our ability to fish, swim, and play safely in Shoal Creek. It is a set of science-based, actionable steps to dramatically improve the health of the creek. A clean creek will open up new opportunities for outdoor play and give us a new way to cool off in hot summers. Revitalized natural habitats will help native plants, animals, and pollinators to flourish.

About Shoal Creek

The Watershed Plan was accepted by the U.S. EPA in June 2021. SCC and partners are currently working on the activities outlined for the first phase of Watershed Plan implementation. Activities include restoring creekside vegetation, expanding creek-friendly landscaping, installing more pet waste stations and trash cans, and involving community members in stewarding both public and private lands in the watershed.

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Get Involved

Do you live, work, or play in the Shoal Creek Watershed? Then you are a watershed stakeholder! Here’s how to get involved in protecting and restoring Shoal Creek:

STEERING COMMITTEE

The Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan Steering Committee meets quarterly to oversee implementation of the Plan. Meetings are open to the public.

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Projects
Creekside Neighbors

The Creekside Neighbors Program provides residents living within the watershed and along Shoal Creek with the tools and resources they need to take an active role in improving Shoal Creek’s water quality. Residents now have virtual access to a variety of…Read More

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Riparian Restoration

Shoal Creek Conservancy partners with community members and organizations to complete riparian restoration projects throughout the watershed. These restoration projects aim to improve water quality, reduce erosion and habitat loss, increase biodiversity, and more along Shoal Creek! Learn more about…Read More

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Volunteer Service Days

Shoal Creek Conservancy engages the community in improving the Shoal Creek Trail and parks located along the greenway through volunteer workdays. Specific volunteer activities range from general maintenance activities, such as the removal of litter and recyclables from Shoal Creek,…Read More

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Resources

Technical & Historical Resources

Current City of Austin Watershed Protection Projects and Studies

Know of additional resources? Please email us.

Past Meeting Schedule & Materials

January 25, 2022 Virtual Steering Committee Meeting, 1:00-2:00pm

October 26, 2021 Virtual Steering Committee Meeting, 1:00-2:00pm

February 23, 2021 Virtual Steering Committee Meeting, 1:00-2:00pm

October 23, 2020 Virtual Steering Committee Meeting, 12:00-1:00pm

August 20, 2020 Virtual Steering Committee Meeting, 4:30-5:30pm

May 27, 2020 Virtual Steering Committee Meeting, 1-2pm

January 22, 2020 Meeting, 12pm-1:30pm, House Park Recreation Center (1301 Shoal Creek Blvd, Enrichment Room).

December 17, 2019 Meeting, 11:30am-1pm, House Park Recreation Center (1301 Shoal Creek Blvd, Enrichment Room).

September 25, 2019 Meeting, 11:30am-1pm, House Park Recreation Center (1301 Shoal Creek Blvd, Enrichment Room).

August 15, 2019 Meeting, 11:30am-1pm, House Park Recreation Center (1301 Shoal Creek Blvd, Enrichment Room).

July 9, 2019 Meeting, 11:30am-1pm, House Park Recreation Center (1301 Shoal Creek Blvd, Enrichment Room)

April 24, 2019 Meeting, 11:30am-1pm, House Park Recreation Center (1301 Shoal Creek Blvd, Enrichment Room)

April 2, 2019 Meeting: This meeting facilitated a third organizational meeting of working groups and went over high-level modeling of the watershed and water flow.

January 30, 2019 Meeting: This meeting facilitated a second organizational meeting of working groups and finalized a goals discussion for Watershed Stakeholders.

December 5, 2018 Meeting: This meeting facilitated a first organizational meeting of working groups and initiated a goals discussion for Watershed Stakeholders.

October 9, 2018 Meeting: This meeting formally adopted the bylaws, elected officers, and received an update from the City about the Lower Shoal Creek Flood Mitigation Study

August 29, 2018 Meeting: The format of this meeting was a “lunch and learn” focused on the ins and outs of water quality issues and a review of existing biological and water quality data. The draft agenda was as follows: Welcome, introductions & brief project updates led by Joanna Wolaver from SCC, presentation on water quality and biological data led by Mateo Scoggins from COA and then a Q&A focused on the presentation topic, wrap up and overview of next meetings by Joanna.

May 19, 2018 Site Visit: The Is Shoal Creek Healthy? Site Visit was held on Saturday, May 19, at 9:00 a.m. at Duncan Park along Shoal Creek. On this walk, stakeholders explored the components of a healthy, clean, and resilient creek, and looked at opportunities for restoring the creek. The site visit was led by City partners, Mateo Scoggins and Darcy Nuffer, with the Watershed Protection Department.

February 13, 2018 Meeting: Thank you to the nearly 80 stakeholders that attended the 1st Shoal Creek Watershed Stakeholder Meeting on Tuesday, February 13 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Cirrus Logic Conference Center. This first meeting included a presentation about Shoal Creek Watershed challenges as well as the basics of watershed planning, the timeline and the stakeholder process. The meeting concluded with small group discussions. Missed the meeting? Please view the Stakeholder Mtg Presentation and let us know how you’d like to get involved by filling out the online questionnaire.

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].

The Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan is a cooperative project funded in part by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality through a Clean Water Act, Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Management grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.