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Shoal Creek Conservancy
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Free food, free beverages, and an opportunity to help a local non-profit! You'll experience all of this if you sign up to volunteer at our Shoal Creek Awards ev...ent. We need people between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 8th to help with even set up and take down, check-in assistance, silent auction assistance, and helping lead guests from parking to the venue. Shifts are available. If you're interested in helping, please e-mail

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Roberta Reed Crenshaw was an Austin patron saint with a double halo. She permanently blessed both the environment and the arts. On Friday, city leaders honored Crenshaw, who died in 2005, with the dedication of the Roberta Reed Crenshaw Overlook, an arced terrace above Lady Bird Lake near the southw...
  I discovered paddling last year. Between March and October, I canoed or kayaked portions of six Texas waterways - the Colorado River, the Llano River, the San Marcos River, Mexican Creek, the Pedernales River and, my favorite of them all, the Devils River. It's spring, and we've...
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Texas Rivers & Streams - Texas Parks and Wildlife

Canoeing the Rio Grande last week and kayaking the Frio River this week. Life’s better outside!

We'd rather live among life-filled streams than channelized ditches. Thankfully, groups like Keep Austin Beautiful and City of Austin are setting an example for cities everywhere by creating Grow Zones to restore urban waterways.

Restoring stream banks in urban settings can unite a community, reduce runoff pollution, mitigate flooding, provide wildlife refuge and help preserve our life-giving creeks.
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America Vs the Netherlands: Flood Prevention
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America Versus added a new episode.

We can learn a lot from how the Netherlands prevents floods.

Lucky us! Eight of the world's best hiking trails on earth are located right here in Austin, according to Only In Your State. The list includes the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail, among many other beautiful outdoor areas.

Nature is all around you!
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Austin Watershed

Have you visited Shoal Creek, which flows through 11 miles of Austin, from north of Braker Lane to Lady Bird Lake? Urban impacts are taking a toll on this beau...tiful creek. You can help Shoal Creek Conservancy plan a better future for this creek. Take their online questionnaire at!

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I wrote about what it's like to go to HBO's big "Westworld" activation at SXSW

SXSW's hottest ticket this year might be HBO's recreation of the sci-fi/western town of Sweetwater, outside of Austin.

Looks pretty exotic, doesn't it? This is Buffalo Bayou in the heart of the fourth largest city in the USA, Houston!

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The Medina River

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Guadalupe River State Park - Texas Parks & Wildlife

15 seconds of “aaahhhh” from your friends at the park.

The Bosque River as it empties into the Brazos.

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Colorado River Alliance

Lunch & learn this coming Monday! Join us to hear two of our state's top experts talk about fish in the Colorado River, plus oysters, eels, and how Austin's economy is connected to coastal ecosystems.…

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Rick Cofer added 3 new photos — with Lindsey Derrington and 3 others.

Telling Austin’s undersold stories! Thank you Shoal Creek Conservancy, Joanna Wolaver, Ted Siff, Ted Lee Eubanks, Mitchell McGovern, & Charles Peveto. And thank you Jeffrey Travillion, Gina Hinojosa, & Michael Barnes for drawing attention to this moment today!

Want to ensure Texas' future leaders preserve and protect our community's lifeblood: the Texas Colorado River? Here's how you can help: March 1st and 2nd is #Am...plifyATX, the annual 24-hour giving event across the city. Can you commit to raising a bit of money during Amplify Austin for the Colorado River Alliance? Whether your goal is $200 or $2,000, we need people to sign up as "champions" for the river.

Head to our Amplify Austin page between now and February 28 at…, click "create campaign page," and follow the instructions from there! if you need any help, please email Development Associate, Scott Sticker, at

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The Colorado River Alliance champions the long-term vitality of the Texas Colorado River through education and engagement.
We continue to repost Texas River Tracing posts, this one from August 2006. See links to posts and reposts of other tracings here. We hit the Navidad just west of Schulenburg. After tripping down the bank — no kidding — we found only shallow pools of water pocking the sandy riverbed. Giant swall...