|Updated Jan 1, 2001|
An Action Plan for Bull Creek
A Roadmap to a More Sustainable Watershed
Brochure Contents: 1. Culture and Character | 2. Water | 3. Development | 4. Recreation | 5. Habitat |
1. Culture and CharacterObjective
To preserve the scenic beauty of the watershed and document the unique cultural and natural history of the area.
The rural character of Old Spicewood Springs Road is threatened.
Initiate a Culture and Character Preservation Project
Document the History of the Bull Creek Valley
To maintain a "very good" environmental integrity index rating (as determined by the City of Austin) such that Bull Creek continues to support the contact recreation and drinking water supply uses of the waterway.
Conduct A Nonpoint Source Pollution Direct Marketing Campaign
Components of this campaign would include:
Participate in the City Watershed Master Plan
Use the Bull Creek Watershed Model in Local Schools
Photo: Erik Bliss
To incorporate sustainable building techniques in all new development that occurs in the watershed, minimizing impervious cover and land disturbance whenever possible.
Create a Sustainable Development Picturebook
Picturebook topics could include:
Promote Sustainable Building Practices
Photo: Inga VanNynatten
To enhance the recreational opportunities in the watershed to meet future public demand, minimizing the impacts on adjacent landowners whenever possible.
Prepare a Bull Creek Watershed trail plan
Complete priority trail links
To maintain or restore viable populations of wildlife species indigenous to the watershed.
Conduct a "Good Neighbor" Campaign to raise community awareness
Initiate a Habitat Restoration Demonstration Project
About this project / Action Plan
On August 15, 1998 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded The Bull Creek Foundation a Sustainability Challenge Grant to help fund a multi-objective planning process. The goal of this project was to identify and address the most pressing issues involving water quality, trails and recreation, habitat and species protection, and sustainable development throughout the 32 square mile, environmentally sensitive, Bull Creek Watershed.
Through a process consisting of stakeholder meetings and public workshops, the planning team developed the objectives and actions summarized in this document. Thanks to the National Park Service Rivers and Trails Program for leading and participating in our planning process!
The Bull Creek Foundation would like to thank the following Planning Team participants:
The Residents of the Bull Creek Watershed
American Institute of Architects, Austin Chapter
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