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



Reese Foundation  |  Waste Management


4-H Capital | Absolute Texxas | Alex Zankich | Alpha Charity League| Alpha Phi Omega  

AmaTerra Environmental | Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (NJHS) | AT&T Austin

Atlassian CA's | Austin Americorps Alums | Austin Contractors and Engineers Assocation

Austin Families in Nature | Austin Habitat Stewards

Austin High School Apes | Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Austin Standup Paddleboarders | Austin Youth River Watch

Baden Powell Service Association | Bangers Sausage House and Beer Garden

Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association | Boy Scout Troop 49

Brooksource | Bull Creek Foundation | CH2M Hill

Central Cherry Creek Neighborhood Association  | Clean Creek Crew (CCC)

Colorado River Alliance | Cook-Joyce Inc | CTA Architects Engineers | DA Community Court

Daniel Rosploch | Delta Sigma Pi | Dry Creek West | Ecology Action | Engineers without Borders 

Euphoria Fest | Freese and Nichols | Friends and Lovers of Willowbrook Reach (FLWR)

Friends of Boggy Creek - Rosewood Glen Oaks Neighborhood Association

Friends of Givens Park | Friends of Little Walnut Creek | Friends of South Zilker Park

Friends of Williamson Creek | Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails

Friends of Tannehill Branch Creek | Four Seasons Community School | Fuller Family

Gas Pedal | Generation SERVE | Girl Scouts of Central Texas | Girl Scouts of Oak Hill

Global Brigades | Gracywoods Neighborhood Association

Hancock Neighborhood Association Heartwood | Hay Legal Group

Headwaters School | Heritage Hills & Woodbridge Neighborhood Association

Heritage Oaks | Hill Country Nudists | Hofmann Lab, UT Austin | Indeed

Innovative Water Solutions | JetBlue Airways | Justin Lescano | Keep Walnut Creek Wild

Ketcham Family | Lions Club at The University of Texas

Management Information Systems Association (UT) | Maple Run Neighborhood Association

McKinley Heights | Moffitt |  NYOS Charter School | Oak Hill United Methodist Church

 Osgiliath | Pease Park Conservancy |  Phi Kappa Tau

Radha Madhav Dham | Reddwerks | REI Austin | Ryals Family

Save Barton Creek Association | Sierra Club of Austin | Silicon Labs

South East Austin Trails and Greenways Alliance | South Austin Creek Cleaners

South Austin Secular Humanists and Atheists | Southwood Neighborhood Association

St. Edwards Outdoor Adventures Program |St. Edwards University - Ragsdale Center

Svetlana Photography | Tau Beta Pi TCEQ |The Karli Family

The Williamson Family | Texas Conservation Corps at American YouthWorks

Texas Bluebonnets | Travis Audubon | Tzu Chi Foundation 

US Coast Guard Auxillary Floatilla 7-5 Austin | UT Geography Society 

USGS | Wayside Schools | Westminster Presbyterian Church

 Weston Solutions | Youth Advisory Comittee