Barton Springs Pool Closes Jan 24th

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(from the City of Austin…) Barton Springs Pool to close for gravel, debris removal January 24th Barton Springs Pool will be closed January 24th through March 12th to remove large deposits of gravel and flood debris that have gradually accumulated in the deep end of Barton Springs Pool since 1991. Special methods will be used to protect the endangered Barton …

Gearing Up: Barton Creek Trail Corps Project

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Yesterday, representatives from the Parks Department, the Austin Parks Foundation, our local volunteer group Greenbelt Guardians and American Youthworks Environmental Corps walked the second half of the greenbelt to scope projects on the four mile stretch from Loop 360 Access to the Hill of Life.  It was a beautiful afternoon. All projects were GPSed and noted for scope as well …

Barton Creek Greenbelt – 4 pm Wed

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Here’s a shot through the trees on Barton Creek Greenbelt around 4 pm yesterday.  We were out on a 6 mile hike looking at the trail from Zilker Access to Loop 360 Access, cataloguing the priority projects along the trail for the 5 person Barton Creek Trail Corps, funded by Impact Austin, Hill Country Conservancy, the Austin Parks Foundation and …

Barton Creek Greenbelt – 4 pm Tue

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A few great shots of the New Wall area (a hiking only portion of the trail) on a sunny afternoon in late October… [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=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

3 Locations for Barton Creek Workday

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Just a correction of our remainder email today stating only one of the three locations for tomorrow’s workday – there are three – in addition to Zilker Access, there’s SpyGlass Access with the Greenbelt Guardians and New Wall Trail work with the Central Texas Mountaineers.  If you show up at the wrong one, we’ll re-direct you, we apologize for this …

300 plus people working at Barton Creek Greenbelt tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day and we have 300 plus volunteers coming to remove invasives, repair trail tread and well, remove more invasives.  The weather is looking good (cool front won’t be arriving until mid-afternoon) so we’ll see you out there! If you haven’t signed up, please come to Zilker Access (just south in the same parking lot at …

Barton Creek Greenbelt – Work Completed and Yet To Begin

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As you probably know, the Austin Parks Foundation and Hill Country Conservancy, along with our friends at REI, Greenbelt Guardians, Central Tx Mountaineers, Austin Ridge Riders, Central Texas Trail Tamers and a host of sponsors are hosting the first (of many) National Public Lands Days out at Barton Creek Greenbelt. We’ll be working on trail improvements and Invasive species removal, …

Thanks to the over 130 volunteers at Zilker this week

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Over 130 volunteers came out on Thu, Fri and Sat mornings to help us shovel, haul and spread mulch under another 100 or so trees.   Meantime, arborists continue to perform root zone invigorations on 90 trees, they nearly halfway done with the work and given our recent rains (including a rain shower early this afternoon), we’re hoping that the …

$300,000 for Barton Springs Bypass Tunnel

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Today at the 5th annual Council Cleans the Pool Day, Senator Kirk Watson, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Robin Cravey, president of the Friends of Barton Springs Pool, announced the donation of $300,000 to the City of Austin for the forthcoming Barton Springs Pool Bypass Tunnel project.  The project, one of the short term projects announced as part of the Barton …