City hosts watershed walk
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Do you care a lot about Austin’s environment? Take a walk with some of the city’s water experts Friday afternoon.
The guided tour is an effort to educate the public about Austin's green spaces. The Watershed Protection Department plans to take the group along Shoal Creek.
People will learn more about the grow zone, which is the area about 25 feet from the water. City officials chose Shoal Creek because it's a diverse, urban creek.
"It's extremely pretty in some locations and extremely ugly in others,” City of Austin Environmental Scientist Matteo Scoggins said. “It’s a great way for people to understand how the urban ecosystem functions."
The Shoal Creek walk takes place at 3 p.m. Shoal Creek is located just south of FM 2222.