Little Hummingbird Society: Shoal Creek History Hike

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Join Little Hummingbird Society to learn a little about the importance of Seiders Springs and Shoal Creek as we take a fun nature hike led by Sharon Yarbrough! The guided hike will start at the Bailey Park Splash Pad and go up through Shoal Creek. Dress for the weather and come with your camera to capture all of the wonderful …

Thank you Spring – Donation for Shoal Creek Trail Announced

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On March 3rd the developers of Spring Condos, a new downtown residential tower, announced a $50,000 contribution to the Austin Parks Foundation. The contribution is based on a formula of $500 for each new Spring resident, and will target needed public improvements to the lower Shoal Creek Trail, which have been called for since the 1990s. When all the units at …

Tall Flowering Plants @ Shoal Creek Demo Plot

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In October 2007, we installed 9 demonstration restoration plots to see if we could plant with native flowers and grasses areas that had been heavily used by folks enjoying the park.  We tilled soil, added compost and other treatments and spread seed.  By then, the drought, which continues to this day, hit Central Texas.  Results have been somewhat promising in …

College Forward & Natural Texas @ Shoal Creek – Thanks

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A big thank you to College Forward and their wonderful 50 plus volunteers who worked with the Austin Parks Foundation and Carl Brockman and his team from Natural Texas – who provided arborists with chainsaws, a big chipper and the wonderful forestry mower. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” …

REI Shoal Creek Clean-up

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Thanks to Courtney and Beth – Outreach Coordinators at REI for hosting another clean-up on lower Shoal Creek (roughly from 12th to Town Lake Trail) Lots of stuff, but enviro-girl was out there sporting a green wig and a purple cape.  Lots of bags of trash as the picture shows and thanks to REI and their volunteers for continuing to …

Talking Trails: Urban Trails and Bikeways as Essential Infrastructure

Talking Trails: Urban Trails and Bikeways as Essential Infrastructure Thursday, April 23rd | 12:30 – 1:30 pm Now more than ever, Austinites appreciate their urban trails. The Shoal Creek, Boggy Creek and many other trails across the city, are seeing increased use as Austinites seek fresh air and a dose of nature. Austin’s urban trails system is providing physical and …