Parks and Preserves

Chris Newton and Riley Wade of ESC

Landa Lake Riparian Restoration Profiled in “EAHCP Steward”

By Ecological Restoration, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Native Landscaping, Parks and Preserves, Ponds and Streams, Water Quality

Stan Wilson, ESC General Manager and Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP), has been working to restore the riparian landscape along the Comal and Guadalupe rivers and their tributaries since 2019.  This work is coordinated by the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP), which is funded by municipal water customers in the major counties within the Edwards Aquifer contributing, recharge, and artesian zones.  Recently, EAHCP profiled our restoration work at Landa…

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Riparian Stream Bed at Zilker Botanical Garden

By Botanical Gardens, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Naturalistic Hardscape, Parks and Preserves, Ponds and Streams

The Taniguchi Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas was built by Isamu Taniguchi as a gift of peace and tranquility to our city and has made an indelible mark on those who have visited.  When the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy decided to install a riparian stream bed and demonstration garden to connect the Taniguchi Garden to the pond near the Rose Garden, it was Isamu Taniguchi’s grandson, architect…

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ESC Water Quality Projects

By Ecological Restoration, Native Landscaping, Parks and Preserves, Ponds and Streams, Water Quality

ESC Leading Numerous Water Quality Projects in Austin’s Urban Core Over the past three years Environmental Survey Consulting (ESC) has engaged in numerous projects along Lady Bird Lake and contributing creeks, all of which serve to stabilize vulnerable riparian slopes, catch and treat runoff from impervious cover, and slow down and dissipate storm flows to reduce flood severity. By using the principles of ecological restoration on these projects, ESC is…

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