Austin lies in the heart of Flash Flood Alley, and it is critical that you be alert to the dangers of flooding both in your home and on the road.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Flood Safety Poster Contest! The judges found it extremely challenging to select only 12 winners from such a creative and artistic mix of posters.
Want a beautiful Central Texas garden that is good for your pocketbook and the environment?
Trash illegally thrown on the ground has a significant, negative impact on Austin. Litter pollutes our natural and recreational areas, and the cleanup needed is expensive for taxpayers!
Dog and cat waste left on the ground is more than smelly and unsightly….it pollutes our water and poses a health risk for pets and people, especially children! Please remember to always Scoop the Poop and to dispose of pet waste properly!
Thanks so much for your interest! This program is temporarily on hold. We will reopen this activity to volunteers as soon as we are able.
The City of Austin storm drain marking program is a hands-on project for volunteers who are interested in educating the public about pollution prevention.
On this page, you will find documents that describe the City's watersheds and efforts to reduce flooding, erosion and water pollution both Citywide and in individual council districts.
Watershed Protection’s Youth Education program provides school outreach, field trips, curriculum and service learning opportunities to encourage informed decision-making about choices that impact Austin’s water quality.