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Help create South Central Waterfront field guide

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Nora Ankrum

Tonight, the city of Austin and Austin’s Atlas are hosting a downtown “walkshop” in which people of all ages are invited to “embark on foot in search of natural and man-made objects that tell a story about the life of Austin’s South Central Waterfront,” according to an announcement from the city. “From feathers to leaves, granite to bark, torn posters to crushed water bottles, each specimen will be documented, ID’d, and organized.” The event is part of an ongoing series of interactive gatherings tied to the South Central Waterfront initiative, which will create a 20-year guiding framework for development of a 97-acre stretch of land downtown, on the south shore of Lady Bird Lake. The events are designed so that participants will ultimately produce a “people’s field guide” to the area. The walk begins at 6 p.m. under the First Street Bridge’s south side, east of Auditorium Shores. There will be snacks for all, prizes for the best finds (judging begins at 7:15 p.m.) and drinks afterward at the Hyatt Regency Austin patio.

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