Saturday round-up: West Bouldin, Farmer’s Market, Republic

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Busy day in Austin’s parks – in the morning, I went to help out with another volunteer day at West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt. Ingrid, Matt and the rest of Bouldin volunteers were out removing invasives and stacking them into winrows, other volunteers were mulching the trees in and around the BMX area.  We tackled the area between the creek and the BMX area, stripping it clean of primarily ligustrum with a few chinaberries and nandina plants thrown in.

I left West Bouldin around 11:30 am to get some different tools and wheelbarrows for the afternoon’s activity of hauling and spreading 8 cubic yards of good quality mulch in our planting beds under the auction oaks.  Thanks to our 7 volunteers (we expected a lot more based on RSVPs) we got the jog done, but we’re tried as the tempature climbed above 80 and we were working mostly in the sun.  Before the workday started I took some photos of the Famer’s market at Republic Square.

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