Hey ATXtoday readers, City Editor London here. 👋
I recently spent some time cleaning up the Lake Creek Trail with Keep Austin Beautiful. Not only did we pick up 20+ bags of litter and debris along the North Austin creek, but I also learned a lot about how to be a better steward of our Central Texas waterways.
Here are a few tips:
- First thing’s first: don’t litter. You can also prevent waste from accidentally blowing away by not overfilling your trash bin and being extra careful while camping and hiking.
- Next time you go for a walk or run, try plogging. Originally a Swedish trend, the now-global effort is as simple as picking up trash while out and about.
- If you have land, plant native plants — they help reduce runoff into our lakes and streams + support local ecosystems.
Sign up to volunteer with Keep Austin Beautiful here, or click here for 31 other ways to give back in ATX.