In Memory: Louis René Barrera

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We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Louis René Barrera, a man who dedicated so much of his life to Austin’s parks. He served as the Environmental Conservation Information Specialist for the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department for 24 years. His legacy can be seen clearly at any of Austin’s 15 nature preserves, but especially at Blunn …

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 …

Thanks to our National Trails Day Volunteers

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We love our volunteers – Thanks so much! We had 300 people (maybe more, we’re still counting) working at our a dozen projects at Barton Creek Greenbelt – repairing erosion, building rock berms to channel water, rebuilding portions of trail, building steps and a lot more.  Our tremendous thanks to our sponsors: The Austonian, REI, Texas Gas Service, the Salt …

Volunteer for National Trails Day at Barton Creek – 6/5 9 am to noon

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This year, we’ll be focusing much of our activity on the trail that begins at Zilker Access, located in Zilker Park next to the Zilker Hillside Theatre and Barton Springs Pool.  We will have additional volunteer projects at the Gus Fruh and Homedale access trails as well. The primary focus will be trail surface work along portions of the first …

Sat 6/6: National Trails Day @ Barton Creek Greenbelt

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This Saturday from 7:30 am to approx. 11:30 am, portions of the trail near the Loop 260 access point as well as another portion of the trail near Gus Fruh wall will be temporarily closed or at the very least – slow going – due to scheduled work by volunteers on National Trails Day.  Working with the Hill Country Conservancy …