*Update: Cancelled – MLK Buttermilk Creek Volunteer Event
Dear Valued Supporter, After much consideration, the MLK Buttermilk Creek Volunteer Event has been cancelled for tomorrow. Safety is priority one and current creek conditions paired with possible high water, rain, and slippery terrain has very much contributed to the decision. Here are other MLK events in the Austin area that will likely occur on flat […]
Board Members Needed
Interested in Serving on our Board of Directors? Austin Youth River Watch is looking for Board Members. We have an active Board of Directors, who passionately dedicate their time and expertise to help us realize our capacity at youth development and environmental stewardship. Find out more about Austin Youth River Watch, our impact in the community, […]
December 8, 2016 | Blue Genie Bazaar
December 8, 2016 | Blue Genie Bazaar Another night of celebrations for our River Watchers at the Blue Genie Bazaar. River Watchers from McCallum, Austin, and Travis High Schools checked out the handmade gifts by local artists and enjoyed the holiday music.
December 6-8, 2016 | Zilker Tree
December 6-8, 2016 | Zilker Tree Each year before the holiday break, River Watchers are treated to some festivities at the Zilker Holiday Tree. They enjoy the music, food, hot chocolate, and Christmas lights. They have been working hard at school and collecting water quality data all semester so we are honored to celebrate with […]
SXSW Community Grant
Austin Youth River Watch is a recipient of the 2017 SXSW Community Grant! We will be awarded $10,000 to support our efforts in developing young people with the skills to identify and solve environmental issues. We will make you proud! SXSW has created the SXSW Community Grant to recognize good work being done within local […]
December 5, 2016 | Mozart’s Light Show
December 5, 2016 | Mozart’s Light Show 15 River Watchers from Eastside Memorial and Crockett High Schools got into the holiday spirit at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. They enjoyed the annual light show and hot chocolate on the lake.
November 19, 2016 | Youth Food Jam
November 19, 2016 | Youth Food Jam Eight River Watchers participated in the Urban Roots Youth Food Jam. This youth-led event was created to celebrate youth leadership, healthy lifestyles, and social justice. River Watchers facilitated a workshop at the event, teaching others about water monitoring tests and sharing experiences of camping and canoe adventures.
November 16, 2016 | Circle Acres Preserve
November 16, 2016 | Circle Acres Preserve Five River Watchers visited Circle Acres Preserve, learning about brownfields, the Colorado River watershed ecosystem, mycological research, and planting Eastern Gamagrass plugs. Thanks to our friends at Ecology Action for hosting us!
2017 Nature U : Together Outside Recipient
2017 Nature U : Together Outside Recipient We are honored to receive the 2017 Nature U: Together Outside | Juntos Afuera grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Community Collaborative for Child Health. This mini-grant will help fund our upcoming Blanco River Restoration Project.
We Are Hiring!
We Are Hiring! We are hiring a Development and Operations Coordinator. Read more about the position here. Interested and qualified applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter with your statement of interest, and a list of at least three references to email@example.com. Candidates who progress in the application process will be invited for interviews […]