Protecting Austin Creeks for 40 years
We've been cleaning waterways, protecting land, and educating our community since 1979.
Donate today to help us protect our local creeks and waterways!
Who We Are
We formed in 1979 in response to community concerns about the impact of urbanization on Barton Creek and Barton Springs. SBCA has been a leading conservation organization in Austin working to ensure that future generations may enjoy the cool, clean waters of Barton Springs.
What We Do
Through education, outreach, and advocacy, Save Barton Creek Association is dedicated to protecting Barton Springs, the Onion and Barton Creek watersheds, and the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer. In addition, we support water quality protection in all Austin and Central Texas creeks.
Why We Do It
In 1837, William Barton – “Uncle Billy” – settled along the banks of Spring Creek. More than a century and a half later, Barton Creek meanders through portions of Travis and Hays counties to form an oasis amidst urban and suburban development. This beautiful oasis needs protection.
Volunteering is a rewarding and exciting way to get involved in our community and enjoy the natural wonders the Hill Country has to offer. Join SBCA as we advocate for and protect our environment and make a real difference in the place we all call home.
"…I will fight for Barton Creek, Boggy Creek, cedar-covered limestone hills, blazing star, and bluebonnets, golden cheeked warblers and black-capped vireos, and so on through the catalogue of the natural environment of Austin, Texas. It is through this natural environment that I love America."