Keep Austin Beautiful engages citizens in making a lasting commitment to protect our waterways by adopting a creek segment for a minimum of two years.

Adopters conduct at least four restoration projects per year to improve water quality, stabilize creek banks, and restore habitats along waterways.

Adopt-a-Creek events can focus on litter abatement, invasive species control, native grass and wildflower seeding, tree planting, and stormwater management.

Applications for Adopt-a-Creek will open again in April 2024. For more information about this program, please contact our Adopt-a-Creek Coordinator, Edward Pung.

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

  • “Adopt” a segment of an Austin creek for at least 2 years
  • Conduct at least 4 restoration events per year
  • Ensure the safety of those participating in your events
  • Report volunteer information and project details
  • Restore creek habitat through invasive species removal, native plantings, and erosion control

Benefits of Becoming an Adopt-a-Creek Group

  • An Adopt-a-Creek certificate and tile
  • Guidance with planning your events
  • Access to tools, native plants, and seeds
  • Access to Keep Austin Beautiful and Watershed Protection Department staff to provide technical insight and advice
  • Cleanup supplies and trash collection
  • Adopt-a-Creek giveaways for your group
  • Storm drain marking kits
  • Monitoring kits for your group to track the progress of your creek segment
  • Recognition on the Keep Austin Beautiful website

Adopted Creeks
Our map of adopted creeks is undergoing updates. Check back soon!




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