Tag Archives: Watershed Protection Department

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Watershed Protection touts wildfire plan progress

Watershed Protection Department staff told the Environmental Board on Wednesday that they have begun to implement an intergovernmental plan designed to help prevent catastrophic wildfires in the future.Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist Ryan Hebrink stressed that the Austin/Travis County Community Wildfire…

Monday, January 12, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Watershed Protection outlines salamander plan

Watershed Protection Department staff dived into the details of the city’s Habitat Management Plan on Wednesday. The plan will protect the Barton Springs salamander and the Austin blind salamander, two federally endangered species known to live exclusively in Barton Springs.Watershed…

Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Tyler Whitson

City reveals new drainage fee structure

Austin Watershed Protection Department staff publicly presented its proposed restructure of the drainage fee for the first time Wednesday, saying that it is fairer and more equitable to customers than the current flat fee.Watershed Protection Director Victoria Li told the…

Monday, December 1, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Oak Hill residents stay late to warn against project

Though both sides recognized the threat of floods in the area, an Oak Hill project that some worry could make floods worse got an initial approval from City Council at its last meeting.Developers are seeking a zoning change from Limited…

Monday, September 8, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

South Lamar development problems get closer look

Development in the city’s South Lamar neighborhood may be approaching a tipping point. A recent report could have the city scrambling to make sure it doesn’t capsize.“Are we just going to give up on this neighborhood, or are we going…

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