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Austin lies in the heart of Flash Flood Alley. Whether or not you live in a floodplain, it is critical that you be alert to the dangers of flooding both in your home or around town. Since 1960, 60 people have died in flash floods in Travis County.

The City of Austin's annual Flood Safety Poster Contest closed on March 24, 2015. The contest was open to kids in grades 1 to 8 with the theme, “Save Yourself! Turn Around – Don’t Drown."

Want a beautiful Central Texas garden that is good for your pocket book and the environment? Learn how to select the right plant for the right place so you can use fewer resources on your garden.

Trash illegally thrown on the ground has a significant, negative impact on Austin. Litter pollutes our natural and recreational areas, and the cleanup needed is expensive for taxpayers!

Dog and cat waste left on the ground is more than smelly and unsightly….it pollutes our water and poses a health risk for pets and people, especially children!  Please remember to always Scoop the Poop and to dispose of pet waste properly!

The City of Austin storm drain marking program is a hands-on project for volunteers who are interested in educating the public about pollution prevention.

On this page, you will find documents that describe the City's watersheds and efforts to reduce flooding, erosion and water pollution both Citywide and in individual council districts.

Watershed Protection’s Youth Education program provides school outreach, field trips, curriculum and service learning opportunities to encourage informed decision-making about choices that impact Austin’s water quality.