Listing: Williamson Creek at Dove Springs.
Price: A bit of love and volunteering and 4 cleanups a year.
Site Amenities: Water feature, tall trees, baby frogs, dragonflies, nearby recreation center, Adopt-a-Creek membership with 67 other groups and growing.
Adopter Amenities: Tile marker with name recognition, cleanup supplies, loaner tools, ongoing guidance and support, seeds and plants for creek restoration, listing on the Keep Austin Beautiful webpage, a social media shout-out, and bragging rights with friends and family!
Make an investment to volunteer and care for this featured creek! Williamson Creek, a valued hub in the Dove Springs area, is now available for adoption. Dedicated volunteers needed who are ready to steward the area. This lovely hidden gem is abundant with precious frogs and fluttering dragonflies that can be found under a tall canopy of trees along with a winding trail. Adjacent to the creek, you can find Dove Springs Park, which has a newly renovated playground and has continued improvement projects on the horizon.
The creek area touts an abundant wildlife population is heavily littered. From salvage of daily items like plastic bottles to large debris from recent floods, Williamson Creek is in need of stewards for its conservation and clean up. Included in your commitment to this site are clean up tools for your volunteering needs and Keep Austin Beautiful’s continued support, guidance, and resources.
Reviews from recent visitors:
“It’s a creek that is really beautiful, it has a lot of wildlife, it has a lot of plant diversity, but unfortunately there’s just not a lot of clean ups out here. We need more volunteers and we need someone to take ownership, have stewardship over this beautiful creek.” – Erin Cord, Keep Austin Beautiful community programs coordinator
“It’s a well-loved park and really big hub in the community.” said Keep Austin Beautiful events and outreach associate, Myrriah Gossett.
The Williamson Creek project in July was a portion of Keep Austin Beautiful’s larger flood recovery efforts at four area creeks: Williamson Creek at Dove Springs District Park and Mabel Davis Park, Shoal Creek at Lady Bird Lake, and Walnut Creek at Metro Park. The cleanups were in response to Austin having some of the wettest months on record this spring. With heavy rains came substantial flooding. The flooding had a devastating impact on many homes and businesses in Central Texas and carried large amounts of trash and debris into our rivers, creeks, and lakes.
As flood water receded, 60 volunteers ventured out to remove 1,610 pounds of trash along and in creeks! Special recognition to our dedicated leaders: Linda McCoy-Shriever from Austin Standup Paddleboarders at Shoal Creek, Richard Maness from Friends of Williamson Creek at Mabel Davis, and Myrriah Gossett from our very own communications department for leading the charge at Dove Springs. This could be you!