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In Memoriam: Dr. Mark Simmons

It is with a heavy heart that we write this post in honor of Dr. Mark Simmons. Mark was the director of the Ecosystem Design Group at The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and passed away Aug. 31 in Austin, Texas due to complications from battling leukemia. Many of us, […]

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You’re Invited to Meet the New Waller Creek

The Waller Creek Conservancy invites you to learn about the exciting transformation coming to Waller Creek! We’re hosting a series of informational meetings around the city. These events are free and open to the public and we hope you will join us. WCC staff, City of Austin staff, and consultants will be on hand to […]

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Waller Creek and the Memorial Day Flood

Over the weekend, Central Texas experienced widespread flooding and violent storms. Our hearts go out to those across the state who have been directly impacted. We’ve spoken with most businesses along lower Waller Creek and, thankfully, have heard no reports of flood damage. Unfortunately, many homes and businesses along Shoal Creek did not fare as […]

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We Are Generation Waller

Thank you to everyone who attended our latest Generation Waller Happy Hour on May 14. Luckily, the rain stayed away so we could enjoy Cheer Up Charlie’s outdoor space. We had a great turn out for Peter’s Q&A session. The audience submitted some really thoughtful questions. We hope everyone learned something new about the project […]

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WCC Welcomes New CEO, Peter Mullan

We are ecstatic to announce that our nationwide search for a new CEO is complete! Peter Mullan, former executive vice president of Friends of the High Line, has accepted the position to lead the conservancy. We aren’t the only ones excited; Peter had this to say: “I am positively thrilled to play a leadership role […]

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Creek Show Video Footage

Check out this wonderful video of our November 13, 2014 Creek Show Light Night. Thank you to Chema Domenech and his expert drone flying and video editing. We look forward to comparing this footage of our inaugural event with next year’s Creek Show installations.

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#GivingTuesday

Make an investment in Austin this #GivingTuesday Help create a future Waller Creek that connects and inspires us. Waller Creek Conservancy asks you to consider supporting a transformed, vibrant Waller Creek this #GivingTuesday! Changing 1.5 miles of a blighted creek into a chain of parks requires visionary philanthropic leadership. Your generous gift will bring us […]

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Creek Show: Austinites see Waller Creek in a New Light

As the sun set over Waller Creek last thursday, Creek Show Light Night brought life to Waller Creek in a way it has never seen before. From the start of happy hour at Easy Tiger to the closing act at Empire Control Room, Light Night was full of just that – light. A light that […]

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Waller Creek Benefit Recap

Thank you all for joining us last month at Stubb’s Austin for the sold out Third Annual Waller Creek Benefit Concert, featuring headliner Fitz and the Tantrums and Austin native Max Frost! The numbers are in: the 2014 benefit raised over seven fold what it did last year for the Waller Creek Conservancy and we […]

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POP UP PARKS, A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

In the midst of an urban boom, crowded cities across the world are turning to temporary public spaces to open up their crowded city centers. A temporary café, a picnic grove, a yoga studio, a hip restaurant, an artsy brewery, and an outdoor movie theater have all been formatted to take over unused public spaces, […]

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