Volunteer to protect our water quality and minimize flooding! Keep our storm drains free of leaves and litter.

Austin lies in the heart of Flash Flood Alley, and it is critical that you be alert to the dangers of flooding both in your home and on the road.

Watershed Protection’s annual Flood Safety Video Contest closed March 31, 2024. Stay tuned for details about the 2025 contest!

In this contest, 6th through 12th grade students in Austin and the surrounding area are invited to create their very own short PSA showing how to “Turn Around - Don't Drown®.” The winning PSAs will receive a $100 gift card, and their video may be aired on local news stations.

Want a beautiful Central Texas garden that is good for your pocketbook and the environment?

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.

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.