People + Parks: Veteran Volunteer, at Age 12

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by Elizabeth McGuire Like many kids, 12-year-old Kei Yarbrough grew up in parks—climbing on playscapes and running around with friends—but she also spent her early years at those same parks picking up trash and mulching trees. She is quick to say that all of it was fun. Since she was four years old, Kei has been volunteering for parks-related events …

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, …