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The Local Politics of Climate Protection
Q&A with Will Wynn on his efforts to fight global warming
"...Mayor Will Wynn launched the Austin Climate Protection Plan. We visited with him recently about his experiences,..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

United States Department of the Inteiior
U.s. Geological Survey
"...Governors office. Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD),..."

Dec. 13, 1996 News Feature

Enviro Advocates Honored
Save Barton Creek Association hands out awards and barbecue
"...a certain alternative weekly for their contributions to environmental protection...."

March 25, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Be It Flood or Fire, Austin Is Preparing for Disasters to Come
Austin residents must be prepared for hell or high water
"...climate change. According to the metrics used by fire departments to gauge wildfire risk – a formula known as..."

May 27, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

As Austin Grows, So Does the Risk of Flood
Forget the 100-year storms. City flooding happens all the time, often right in your backyard.
"...Austin," explained Jose Guerrero, assistant director for the city's Watershed Protection Department. Later that year, voters approved a public..."

April 21, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Land for Water
The city is asking voters to send more money to a little-known program that protects Barton Springs
"...the somewhat counterintuitive concept behind the utility's Wat­er Quality Protection Lands – namely that Barton Springs, 20 miles away,..."

Oct. 26, 2018 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Stratus Flows Downhill
A description of the Stratus Properties / City of Austin development negotiations, and the historical precedents (Freeport-McMoRan)
"...plan for a massive development in the Barton Springs watershed. City Council members were ready to approve the deal...."

Dec. 1, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Boys Club
Female employees say gender discrimination persists at City Hall. Could a new resolution fix the broken system?
"...the career ladder. Encouraged by her supervisors, the Austin Watershed Protection Department managing engineer applied for an assistant director..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Waller Creek Comes to Life
Conservancy seeks radical makeover east of Downtown
" completed in the next 18 months. With that protection in place, the conservancy can move forward on its..."

Nov. 13, 2015 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Saving Water in Big Stacy
City opens public first rain garden
"...Member Chris Riley, Assistant City Manager Howard Lazarus, and Watershed Protection Director Victoria Li along with the Travis Heights..."

May 7, 2010 News Post by Jillian Richardson

Council Passes Ordinance to Lower Race Costs
City will charge 5K and 10K races flat fees for traffic-control plans and barricading
"...causes," says Leon Barba, assistant director of the city Watershed Protection and Development Review Department...."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Laurel Chesky

Naked City
Saving the land around Waller Creek downtown from flooding proves trickier -- and more expensive -- than council members or city staff anticipated.
"...manager for the Waller Creek tunnel within the city's Watershed Protection Department, who addressed the council Thursday...."

Dec. 15, 2000 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
"...year – do you know where your Austin Climate Protection Plan is?..."

April 18, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

No More Pencils, No More Books ...
With this Council's predilection for drawing things out, it's anyone's guess as to whether summer break will start on time
"...the new Austin Water drainage charge structure(**more precisely, the Watershed Protection charge billed through AW), likely to increase the..."

June 26, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...Clark-Madison predicted the creation of a new city planning department to be headed by Alice Glasco. Clark-Madison quoted Council..."

Dec. 29, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Politics Gift Guide
Giving and goading this holiday season
"...Miss August) is just one of the Austin Fire Department's many fine women in uniform featured in this attractive..."

Nov. 27, 2009 News Feature

Naked City
The city council proposes a number of changes to several city departments, including DRID, PECSD, and the Planning Commission.
" would form a new Neighborhood Planning and Zoning department, which would be in charge of (duh) neighborhood planning,..."

March 30, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Cherrywood: Neighbors Fear City Project's Impact
Willowbrook Reach could be victim of city's good intentions
"...The city's Watershed Protection Department is re-engineering Upper Boggy Creek, which concerns..."

April 30, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...been rejected as too "ugly" by both the city's watershed protection department and the project's engineer, Brown & Root...."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

News Roundup: Homeless Count, TNCs, and Council Races
ECHO's annual homeless count takes place January 23
"...Count – a nationwide project initiated by the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs –..."

Jan. 11, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

Council Recap: Clearing the Decks for 2021 in a City That Never Stops Growing
Zoning, housing, and COVID relief dominate year's final meeting
"...Austin Transportation Department’s Liane Miller, the lead city staffer working on the..."

Dec. 11, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

Samsung Spill Kills Off Aquatic Life Near Harris Branch
Up to 763,000 gallons of acidic waste discharged into Harris Branch Creek tributary
"...In a January 27 memorandum to City Council, the Watershed Protec­tion Department revealed that over a period of more..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Lake Austin Shoreline Shortcuts Raise Alarm
A new grassroots group aims to draw City Council's attention to environmental concerns of Lake Austin
"...also exploring the notion of trying to gain legal protections for the cliffs, similar to those protections given recharge..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Jacob Cottingham

Violet Crown Amphitheater Plans Proceed With “Some Changes”
It's been a rocky road for the planned development off Highway 71
"...Southwest Parkway. Despite testimony against the proposal by the Watershed Protection Department, several environmental stakeholders, and neighborhood associations near..."

July 1, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Pilots New Tactics to Address Toxic Algae Blooms
Toxin found in Sculpture Falls poses greater risk to humans
"...Brent Bellinger, a senior environmental scientist in the city's Watershed Protection Department, but "your average child swimming is probably..."

Oct. 15, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Shallow End of Deep Eddy to Close
Low water flow causes wells feeding pool to dry up
"...The City’s Watershed Protection Department will work with Parks and Recreation staff..."

Sept. 4, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Naked City
And the Statesman's apology is still not forthcoming
"...attention on the development at the city's edges. The Watershed Protection Department was focused on the periphery to mitigate..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

City Staff Reports on Risks of Natural Gas Pipeline Through Edwards Aquifer
Council hears from Environmental Officer on Permian Highway Pipeline
"...District, the Save Barton Creek Association, and Wimberley Valley Watershed Association...."

Sept. 6, 2019 News Post by Michael King

Austin’s Least-Loved Landfill May Be Poised to Grow Again
The other ACL: The Austin Community Landfill
" doesn't require it. Both TCEQ and the city's Watershed Protection Department receive and review WM's IWU reports and..."

Jan. 18, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Park, Pond, or Ballfield?
Three rivals vie for a stretch of city land
"...However, the argument heated up last December, when the Watershed Protec­tion Department presented a new pond plan to the..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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