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.

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

city of austin watershed protection

Financial Support Provided By

Reese Foundation | Waste Management

Adopters

  • 4-H Capital
  • Absolute Texxas
  • Alex Zankich
  • Alpha Charity League
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • AmaTerra Environmental
  • Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders (NJHS)
  • Atlassian CA’s
  • Austin Americorps Alums
  • 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
  • Circle C Pickers
  • Clean Creek Crew (CCC)
  • Colorado River Alliance
  • Cook-Joyce Inc
  • CTA Architects Engineers
  • DA Community Court
  • Daniel Rosploch
  • Dell Channel Transformation Team
  • 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 Old Little Zilker Channel
  • Friends of Williamson Creek
  • Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails
  • Friends of Tannehill Branch Creek
  • Four Seasons Community School
  • Fuller Family
  • Gas Pedal
  • 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
  • Indeed
  • Innovative Water Solutions
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Justin Lescano
  • Keep Walnut Creek Wild
  • Ketcham Family
  • Lions Club at The University of Texas
  • Little Helping Hands
  • Management Information Systems Association (UT)
  • Maple Run Neighborhood Association
  • McKinley Heights
  • NYOS Charter School
  • Oak Hill United Methodist Church
  • Osgiliath
  • Pease Park Conservancy
  • Pis-Wal Inc.
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Radha Madhav Dham
  • Reddwerks
  • REI Austin
  • Ryals Family
  • 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
  • Travis Audubon
  • Tzu Chi Foundation
  • US Coast Guard Auxillary Floatilla 7-5 Austin
  • UT Geography Society
  • USGS
  • Wayside Schools
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Weston Solutions