Austin Youth River Watch transforms and inspires underserved youth through environmental education, community engagement, and adventure.
Austin Youth River Watch is a multi-year, after-school and summer program for high school students, combining peer mentoring with intensive environmental education.
Our students collect, analyze, and publish water-quality data from Austin-area streams and rivers. They report their data to local and statewide agencies.
Guided by a volunteer Board of community leaders, the mission of Austin Youth River Watch is to transform and inspire underserved youth through environmental education, community engagement, and adventure. As a result of our work, youth are better prepared to create positive outcomes for themselves and the environment, ensuring a better future for all.
The Latest News from River Watchers
Over the course of our 20-year history, the high-school graduation rate for our River Watch Seniors is nearly 100%.
Our River Watchers come from a diversity of backgrounds, and they attend 10 different high schools in the Austin area.