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Austin Community Tree (ACT) Program distributes free trees in North Shoal Creek

Austin Community Tree (ACT) Program distributes free trees in North Shoal Creek

North Shoal Creek’s low tree canopy (20%) combined with the recent adoption of its neighborhood plan recently resulted in 173 free trees being distributed to North Shoal Creek residents who requested them via ACT’s 2018 program. Residents could select from three kinds of shade trees — Lacy Oak, Mexican Sycamore, or Mexican White Oak – and three kinds of understory trees — Mexican Buckeye, Texas Mountain Laurel, or Mexican Plum. Community volunteers along with Austin Development Services staff and staff … Read More

Shoal Creek Boulevard Community Listening Session December 12 5:30-7 p.m.

Shoal Creek Boulevard Community Listening Session December 12 5:30-7 p.m.

The Austin Transportation Department wants your feedback related to transportation safety and mobility for people using Shoal Creek Boulevard. A community listening session is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12, at the Gullett Elementary School cafeteria, 6310 Treadwell Boulevard. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to stop by anytime between 5:30 and 7pm to share feedback through a series of interactive exhibits.… Read More

The Shoal Creek Trail Plan is now available!

The Shoal Creek Trail Plan is now available!

This community-developed plan lays the foundation for implementing major improvements to the existing 3.9-mile Shoal Creek Trail, extending the trail by nearly nine miles, and connecting it to the Walnut Creek Trail north of US 183. Ultimately, the extended Shoal Creek Trail will become part of a 30-mile continuous “Big Loop” of urban trails traversing the city from Lady Bird Lake to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. The Plan is the result of a more than one-year-long public process in partnership … Read More

NORTH SHOAL CREEK COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2-4 P.M.

NORTH SHOAL CREEK COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2-4 P.M.

REMINDER: NORTH SHOAL CREEK COMMUNITY GARDEN TOUR
NOV. 8, 2-4 PM

Our North Shoal Creek Community Garden has been selected as part of Austin Design Week 2018. The event/tour takes place on Thursday, November 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Using design thinking, our neighborhood identified a community need and came together to create a space to foster the neighborhood’s identity, encourage neighbors to gather socially, engage with the land through gardening, and provide educational opportunities to the students … Read More

FALL FREE SHRED DAY NOV 3

FALL FREE SHRED DAY NOV 3

The Austin chapter of ARMA along with Balcones Shred are sponsoring the 6th annual Free Fall Shred Day on Sat, Nov. 3, 2018 from 8am – 1:30pm.  The event will be held at the Balcones Shred Facility (9301 Johnny Morris Rd, Austin TX).  Only dry paper packed in cardboard boxes no larger than 24 x 24 x 36 inches with fitting lids will be accepted (securely closed box flaps are also acceptable). Please do not bring hard plastics, plastic bags, … Read More

North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Fall Meeting

North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Fall Meeting

North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team Fall Meeting Thursday, November 8

6:30-8:00 p.m., First Texas Honda Conference Room, 3400 Steck Avenue, Austin, TX 78757

AGENDA:

 

Time                           Activity                                                                                   

6:30-6:45                   Review of agenda and ground rules; introduction of new members

6:45-7:00                   Election of NSCNPCT Secretary–Candidate: Dylan Biles

7:00-7:30                   Discussion: Neighborhood Plan Appendix: Top Plan Actions

7:30-7:45                   Review and discussion: Site plan application for 8526 Burnet  Rd.

7:45-8:00                   New Business

8:00                            Adjournment

The NSCNPCT meets quarterly on the second Thursday in February, … Read More

NSC Community Garden Selected To Be Part of Austin Design Week

NSC Community Garden Selected To Be Part of Austin Design Week

Thanks to Community Garden volunteers Sarah Brandon and Jennifer Noinaj, our North Shoal Creek Community Garden has been selected to be one of the tours in this year’s Austin Design Week. The event takes place on Thursday, November 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the garden which is located at 3025 Crosscreek (northwest corner of the Pillow campus).

To register for the tour, go to  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adw-2018-presents-north-shoal-creek-community-garden-tour-registration-49780261101

For more information on Austin Design Week 2018, please visit https://www.austindesignweek.org

For more … Read More

IMPORTANT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP PLANT TREES IN NORTH SHOAL CREEK

IMPORTANT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP PLANT TREES IN NORTH SHOAL CREEK

When: Saturday October 27, 2018, 8am-2pm
Where: Pillow Elementary; 3025 Crosscreek Dr, Austin, TX 78757

Volunteers are needed to help fill mulch bags, deliver trees, and plant trees in the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood.  Volunteers, please bring work gloves, hats, sunscreen, and water

Pick-up trucks are also needed!

To register: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/community-trees

Please help — the Austin Community Tree Program is providing the trees, and North Shoal Creek needs to provide the volunteers to help plant them!!!

Sharon Justice, Chair,
NSCNA … Read More

UPDATE ON NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND CONTACT TEAM

UPDATE ON NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN AND CONTACT TEAM

This is an update of the August 23 and 25 postings about the approved North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan and the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team (North Shoal Creek NPCT).

As previously announced, the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan Contact Team bylaws adoption and officer election meeting was held on September 25, 2018.  At that meeting the draft bylaws were approved; Sharon Justice was elected as Committee Chair and Kenneth Webb was elected as Vice-Chair.

The North Shoal … Read More