Thanks to our 40 volunteers at Red Bud Isle

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On Sat, December 1st, despite the overcast day and a bit of drizzle, over 40 volunteers from the Central Texas Trail Tamers, the Friends of Red Bud Isle and volunteers from the Austin Parks Foundation came out to spread mulch, pull out or cut down non-native trees, especially ligustrum, and repairs one of the smaller eroded areas along the trail. …

Auction Oaks @ Republic Square Project in Statesman

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In the Saturday, November 24th edition of the Austin American-Statesman, Sarah Coppola writes about our upcoming project to restore the Auction Oaks area of Republic Square. Read the story here. Not mentioned directly in the story but I do want to point out is the great work of TBG Partners, especially TBG Partners principal Daniel Woodroofe and great help from …

275 volunteers at Country Club Creek Trail on Sat, Nov 17th!

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The sixth annual Project Build A Park, presented by Austin Community College Office of Student Life together with the Austin Parks Foundation was a tremendous success! We had the help of over 275 volunteers on Sat, Nov 17! Amazing! We could not have done this without the incredible help and support from the following: -from SEATAG (Southeast Austin Trails & …

Planting at Brush Square, Downtown Austin

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On Sat, October 20th volunteers from the Friends of Brush Square, Austin Parks Foundation, the Hilton Hotel and the Austin Fire Department Station #1 came out and planted 19 trees (18 yaupon holly trees, 1 wax mrytle) and 15 crossvine plants and spread 16 cubic yards of mulch in our next effort to revitalize Brush Square. All of the plants …

West Austin Park Amazing

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I stopped by West Austin Park last weekend. There’s a renegade garden growing by the kiddie pool with beautiful flowers and ripening cherry tomatoes. What a nice gift to the neighborhood! (I probably shouldn’t say that if it is really renegade… let’s pretend I didn’t.) The main attraction, for me, though, was checking out the newly terraced off-leash area. West …

Greenbelt Guardians Trail at Gus Fruh

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Greenbelt Guardians is a mostly neighborhood group that works to improve the trails at Gus Fruh and Homedale access trails. With the water running in the creek and two new swimming dogs (see picture below), we’ve been heading there evenings and mornings to check out the constant 100 cfs flow. What’s really amazing is all of the work done by …

Hi, Water

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It seemed like a perfect day for swimming, so I paid a visit to Twin Falls. When I saw how parked up it was, I almost turned back – but then I thought, there’s plenty of room in the creek – how bad can it be. Hiking down the trail, things seemed to be in pretty good shape. (A lot …