Nature Play as Development with the Rivera Family

Grant Ausbury 
Education
, Blog Page, Children's Programming, COVID-19, Education, Little Hummingbird Society Page, Nature Play, Uncategorized

Presented by Little Hummingbird Society Written by Barry Rivera, Volunteer Manager at Austin Parks Foundation In addition to just getting kids outdoors, nature play offers some cognitive and behavioral benefits to kids of all ages. The good news is – nature play is the perfect way to combine sensory, imaginary and motor skill development all in one! Sensory Experiences For …

Seed Balls 101: Beginners Guide to Making Seed Balls

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× Hey there! COVID-19 has changed how we do things, and your safety is our priority. Please keep social distancing best practices in mind if you choose to visit parks, trails and green spaces. Thanks, y’all! Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, are one of our favorite ways to bring some color to our volunteer projects. They are an …

Tree Care 101: Beginners Guide to Happy, Healthy Trees

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Trees are superheroes when it comes to our planet. They clean the air, combat climate change, keep us cool, save water and so much more! We’ve gathered some helpful tips and tricks so you can keep the trees in your life happy and healthy for years to come. Austin Parks Foundation recognizes the importance of trees not just to our …

Election Day Tips + Voting to Help Austin & Texas Parks

Grant Ausbury 
Education
, APF News, Education, Park Advocacy, Support Our Parks

Voting season. It’s here, y’all. Whether you’re voting early or heading to the polls on Tuesday, November 5th, we’ve created this helpful guide to make your trip a success! Added bonus: you can make a difference with your vote for both Texas State Parks as well as parks, trails and green spaces in the city of Austin! Not sure where …

Vote yes on propositions B & C!

Vote Yes on Propositions B & C!

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Most of us are familiar with the high profile races being decided in the upcoming election, but did you know that voters will also be deciding whether or not to approve funding for capital improvements in city infrastructure? This year voters will have the choice whether or not to support $925 million dollars in investment in city infrastructure spread out …

Calling All First-Timers: This Meeting is For You!

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If you’ve never led a project for It’s My Park Day before, we invite you to join us on January 31 at the Carver Branch Library for a crash course in IMPD. All rookie project leaders are welcome to attend as we cover the basics of leading a successful volunteer project for our parks. Here’s what to expect: SCHEDULE: 6:45 …

Upcoming Grants Workshops

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Are there changes you’d like to see in your neighborhood park? If you have a bright idea, we’ll provide the funding. Austin Parks Foundation offers grants of up to $50,000 to provide funding for tools, equipment rentals, materials, park furnishings, and professional services. Projects must be pre-approved by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation …

Upcoming Trail Workshops

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Our Park Improvement Education Series, or P.I.E.S., is a series of eight free workshops made possible by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Topics include mulching and root collar clearing, water design, and habitat restoration. This November 8 and 15 we will conclude our 2014 P.I.E.S. with two back-to-back weekend Trail Education and Stewardship Training workshops. Members of the Austin Ridge Riders will …

Mary Moore Searight Trail – Forestry Mower Video

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Rosie and Claire from the Austin Parks Foundation visit Carl Brockman of Natural Texas, using his foresty mower to cut a trail through dense cedar (ashe juniper) trees at Mary Moore Searight Park.  The mower cuts and grinds up the trees into mulch on site, greatly reducing the time it would take to cut, drag, chip and distrbute the wood …