News Category: waller-creek

Blog: Sustaining a Creek

Dec. 13, 2019

Sophomore Lauren McKinney has made her idea—find a way to keep Waller Creek cleaner—into a reality.

Building a Monster Habitat

Nov. 15, 2019

Waller Creek Monster Habitat, an interactive, theatrical experience that tells the story of the Waller Creek revitalization and transformation. Designed and built by UT students in the Texas Applied Arts class, the habitat servedas a gateway into the Waller Creek Conservancy Creek Show.

In the News: Students Create "Monster" Habitat

Nov. 12, 2019

Created by a team of students from Texas Applied ARts, the Waller Creek Monster Habitat is one of the light sculptures that make up Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s Creek Show, which started Nov. 7 at Waller Creek between 9th and 12th streets. 

Invasives Make a Splash at the Creek Show

Nov. 11, 2019

UT Austin's Biodiversity Center supported the development of the Creek Monster Habitat by Texas Appl;ied Arts students and faculty by allowing Texas Applied Arts students to collect materials for nest construction, or invasive plants, from the Brackenridge Field Laboratory.

Celebrating Texas Arbor Day by Planting Waller Creek

Nov. 7, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services hosted the university's observance of Texas Arbor Day on November 1, with a planting event at the UT Orchard by Waller Creek (west side of 24th Street and San Jacinto). The event was part of ongoing stewardship efforts by UT Landscape Services to transform stretches of Waller Creek that run through campus, improving the safety, sustainability and health of this riparian ecosystem by removing invasive, overcrowded vegetation and replanting with native plant species.

In the News: Planting for Texas Arbor Day

Nov. 4, 2019

Around 30 volunteers (students and staff) worked alongside University Landscape Services to plant native shrubs, wildflowers, and trees around Waller Creek in celebration of Texas Arbor Day.

The Battle for Waller Creek's Trees

Oct. 22, 2019

The Battle of Waller Creek—when students protested the destruction of several dozen trees along UT Austin's urban stream—was 50 years ago, and the School of Architecture has produced a video to remember this event. 

Blog: Making the Battle of Waller Creek Film

Oct. 22, 2019

School or Architecture graduate student Abbey Judd reflects on what she learned about researching student activism 50 years ago during the Battle of Waller Creek.

UT Embraces New Stewardship of Waller Creek

Aug. 23, 2019

UT Austin unveils a new framework plan for Waller Creek.