News Category: waller-creek

Sampling a Future in Texas Science

Aug. 12, 2019

In the summer, high school students spend time on campus and in Waller Creek conducting research on water quality, habitat analysis and biodiversity.

Nature on the Forty Acres

June 27, 2019

Photographer Marsha Miller captures stunning images of the Forty Acres of the countless green spaces providing sanctuary to native and adapted species, from red-eared sliders in the turtle pond and water fowl in Waller Creek, to our resident falcon perched above us all.

Going Organic: Making UT the Greenest Landscape in Austin

Aug. 21, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin’s main campus grounds are now nearly 100% organic. This makes the 431 acres the largest organic landscaping in the Texas capitol, providing visible ecosystem benefits and saving money.

Two Green Fund Grants to School of Architecture

June 25, 2018

Two recent Green Fund grants support projects in the School of Architecture: an exhibition on the Battle of Waller Creek and an inventory of food vendor practices on campus.

Waller Creek Finds a Place in the Sun

June 7, 2018

Waller Creek — the corridor that enlivens The University of Texas at Austin just east of the original Forty Acres — is gaining center stage.

The Fishes of Waller Creek

May 14, 2018

For the last 25 years, the Hendrickson Lab has been monitoring the fishes of Waller Creek on the UT campus. Their findings: the dominant species have not changed, but at least five native species that were rare in the 70s are now gone. They have also recorded a new invasive, albeit beautiful, species from northern Mexico – the Variable Platyfish (Xiphophorus variatus).

A Mile-Long Classroom

May 9, 2018

The Waller Creek corridor, UT Austin's largest laboratory and outdoor classroom, is a place where students learn about measuring water quality, biodiversity, landscape design, and much more.

Waller Creek Makeover for Earth Day

April 26, 2018

On Earth Day, more than 30 other students, staff and faculty members, took part in the Waller Creek Clean Up on Earth Day organized by Environmental Health and Safety (EHS).

Waller Creek Remains a Priority

Feb. 19, 2018

Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability at The University of Texas at Austin, writes in The Daily Texan about the recent revitalization of Waller Creek on campus due to the work of Landscape Services, Environmental Health and Safety, and other UT entities.

In the News: Dell Med Meets a High Bar for Built & Natural Systems

Jan. 19, 2018

In an article by the US Green Building Council, the new Dell Medical complex is called the "first project to hold SITES, LEED, and PEER certifications, making it one of the most holistically sustainable and resilient facilities in the world."