The City approves the Watershed Protection Master Plan, coordinating previously disconnected efforts between drainage engineering and environmental protection. For the first time, the department has a clear framework to prioritize actions to meet its goals.
The Master Plan really gave the Watershed Protection Department some focus. Instead of isolated improvement projects here and there across Austin, different arms of the department were able to make a drastically increased impact as we worked in a coordinated way toward a common goal.
— Matt Hollon, Austin Water
Restoring previously mowed areas to natural creekside habitat is one priority of the Watershed Protection Department.
City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department