February 5, 2013: Nine River Watchers planted seeds of Texas Redbud, Black Walnut, Texas Mountain Laurel, and Mexican Buckeye in the riparian areas, the banks, of Buttermilk Creek with Staryn Wagner of the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department. This is part of the City’s Grow Zone effort, to create better water quality and quantity through better management and ecological enhancement of riparian areas along Austin’s waterways. This is the second big effort at this location. After the first, the trees were mowed down by a maintenance crew. That provided a valuable learning opportunity for us as well as for our partners at Watershed Protection.