May 12, 2016 - 13:11:16
March 29, 2016 - 09:37:10
A small-scale lake ecosystem, “microcosm” was designed to learn more about the growth of native cabomba and invasive hydrilla in Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake.
Have you wondered...
February 09, 2016 - 10:05:35
A recreated stream from Eliza Spring will be home to Barton Springs Salamanders
Long before Zilker Park was home to Barton Springs Pool,...
January 08, 2016 - 10:21:30
December 10, 2015 - 09:10:06
Austin’s Grow Zones are beginning to transform into urban forests and aid in carbon sequestration.
Our Grow Zone program began in 2012 in about a dozen parks. The creeks were mowed...
One of the ways the Watershed Protection Department meets its goals to reduce the impact of flood, erosion and water pollution is through riparian restoration. The community can get involved by adopting a creek, participating in restoration projects, and educating others about the benefits of these areas.
Healthy riparian zones (the land around creeks):
Creekside Story features creeks that the public can take an active role in supporting restoration efforts. There are so many creeks to enjoy in Austin. Check out the Find Your Watershed Viewer to learn which watershed you live in and the Environmental Integrity Index to learn more about their water quality.