There’s a new project afoot our neighborhood needs to get involved in. It’s the Shoal Creek Trail Project, sponsored by the Shoal Creek Conservancy. If/When it’s successfully completed, the trail will include our neighborhood. We received this invite to a series of meetings about the project; please go if you can!

“You’re invited to join Shoal Creek Conservancy for the first of a series of three Shoal Creek Trail: Vision to Action Plan community meetings. The Conservancy, a local nonprofit organization, is partnering with the community and the City of Austin to develop a plan to improve, connect and extend the Shoal Creek Trail.

The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at the Cirrus Logic Conference Center, 700 West Avenue, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Get involved, learn more, share your input, and enjoy cookies generously donated by Upper Crust Bakery at this first meeting.

Imagine hiking or biking on a continuous pathway from Lady Bird Lake to the Domain. The improved trail will encourage green, human-powered transportation, provide a setting for outdoor family activities, and inspire Austinites to discover Shoal Creek’s hidden natural gems. When complete, it will span over 10 miles and link destinations such as Austin Community College, Pickle Research Center, the University of Texas, and Downtown Austin. The new trail will connect the Shoal Creek Trail to the Northern Walnut Creek Trail to the north and the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail to the south. For more information on the Vision to Action Plan and meeting details, visit

Shoal Creek Conservancy also regularly organizes volunteer service days along the creek. If you are interested in volunteering by yourself or with a group, please visit or contact volunteer [at] shoalcreekconservancy [dot] org for other volunteer opportunities. Thank you in advance for your help making Shoal Creek cleaner, safer and more beautiful. To learn more about the Conservancy and support its work, visit

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