Adopt-a-Creek

In partnership with the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, Keep Austin Beautiful engages citizens in making a lasting commitment to protect our waterways by adopting a ¼ mile segment for a minimum of two years. Adopters conduct at least four cleans ups per year and complete restoration projects in an effort to reduce the amount of trash entering creeks, improve water quality, and restore habitats along waterways.

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When you Adopt-a-Creek you are making a commitment to: 

  • “Adopt” a ¼ mile of an Austin creek for at least 2 years
  • Conduct at least 4 creek cleanups per year
  • Restore creek habitat

Benefits of Becoming an Adopt-a-Creek Group

  • An Adopt-a-Creek certificate and tile
  • Guidance with planning your cleanups
  • Cleanup supplies and trash collection
  • Adopt-a-Creek giveaways for your group
  • Storm drain marking kits
  • Gardening tools and technical assistance for restoration projects and the long term maintenance plan for your creek segment
  • Monitoring kits for your group to track the progress of your creek segment
  • Recognition on the Keep Austin Beautiful website. 

Applications are accepted all year and processed quarterly. 

Adopted Creeks

Click on the map for more information about the creek area and adopters. 

Resources for Adopters

 PARTNER


FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

Reese Foundation

ADOPTERS

  Absolute Texxas | Alex Zankich | Alpha Phi Omega
  AmaTerra Environmental | Austin Families in Nature | Austin High School Apes
 Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary | Austin Standup Paddleboarders
  Austin Youth River Watch | Baden Powell Service Association
 Battle Bend Springs HOA | Beaconridge West | Beautify Brentwood
  Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association | Bowie High School Apes
  Bull Creek Foundation | CH2M Hill Colorado River Alliance
 Cook-Joyce Inc | CTA Architects Engineers | DA Community Court
 Dawson Warnken | Delta Sigma Pi | Ecology Action | Engineers without Borders
  Freese and Nichols | Friends and Lovers of Willowbrook Reach (FLWR) 
 Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails | Friends of Tannehill Branch Creek | Fuller Family 
 Girl Scouts of Central Texas | Gracywoods Neighborhood Association
  Gullett Elementary School | Habitat Stewards | Hancock Neighborhood Association Heartwood 
 Heritage Hills & Woodbridge Neighborhood Association | Hill Country Nudists 
 Jacobs Engineering | Keep Walnut Creek Wild | Ketcham Family
 Lions Club at The University of Texas | Little Helping Hands  
 Maple Run Neighborhood Association | Marlo Heights East | McKinley Heights
 NYOS Charter School | Oak Hill United Methodist Church | Ovivo
 Pease Park Conservancy | Pis-Wal Inc. | Rod Rice | Silicon Labs
 South East Austin Trails and Greenways Alliance | South Lamar Neighborhood Association
 Southwood Neighborhood Association | Stacy Scouts | Tau Beta Pi TCEQ
 The Karli Family | Tzu Chi Foundation | University Leadership Network at UT
 US Geological Society | UT Geography Society | UT Global Medical Brigades
 Westminster Presbyterian Church | Weston Solutions