Oct 12

Rain Gardens for a Cleaner Shoal Creek

Did you know that rain gardens can filter out up to 90% of the pollutants carried along in stormwater runoff? Rain gardens are low-lying, bowl-shaped gardens designed to catch, absorb, and filter stormwater runoff – and they do valuable work in urban areas like Austin.

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Sep 12

New Pet Waste Stations Installed Along Shoal Creek Trail

Between Summer 2022 and Summer 2023, four new pet waste stations were installed along the Shoal Creek Trail! Thank you to our friends at the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Watershed Protection Department for working with SCC…Read More

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Jan 30

The Ins and Outs of the Austin Water System

Water is an integral part of our daily lives. We use it for a number of reasons ranging from drinking to cleaning to watering our lawns. But, have you ever thought about where this water comes from? Or better yet,…Read More

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Apr 19

The Notorious RBZs

Wild and woolly, lush and green, riparian buffer zones are the vegetated areas along the banks of a creek or river. Specialized assemblages of riparian trees, shrubs, vines, sedges, rushes, grasses, forbs, and ferns grow here, and together the work…Read More

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Jul 09

Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan Receives EPA Acceptance!

A New Milestone in Restoring the Creek We Love The Shoal Creek Watershed Action Plan Receives U.S. EPA Acceptance! It’s simple: people are drawn to water. We see it every day along Shoal Creek. Families pack up picnic baskets for…Read More

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