Election Day Tips + Voting to Help Austin & Texas Parks

Grant Ausbury 
, 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!

AustinParksFoundation APF News, Education, News Coverage, Park Advocacy, Parks

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 …

Earth Share PSA: Promises

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Earth Share of Texas represents over 70 environmental non-profit organizations, including the Austin Parks Foundation across Texas in workplace giving campaigns. They have a great new TV Public Service announcement that we’re pleased to share with you. [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” …

Trail Project Crew Leader Training: Feb 4 & 5

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The Central Texas Trail Tamers is hosting free crew leader training sessions – if you regularly lead volunteer workdays or would like to, please consider signing up at trailtamers.org! Many of you have gone on numerous long-distance projects over the years and have helped on perhaps as many local projects, but have you ever noticed how these crews seem to …