Oct 28 – Austin Oyster Adventure Race

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On Sunday, October 28th, 38 teams of 3 people competed in the first Austin Oyster Adventure Race. Developed and produced by Team Sage Productions of Denver, Colorado; Austin is the fourth city to host the race (Denver, San Francisco and Seattle being the others.) Austin Parks Foundation is the non-profit beneficiary (yeah!) and we helped with over 30 volunteers at …

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 …

We’re plotting some dirty restoration

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Here they are, our much ballyhooed Pease Park Soil-Restoration Test Plots. What you see here is a long view of several plots. Each plot is divided into six parts – three tilled, three untilled. Each part is then treated with a layer of either Dillo dirt, liquid compost (also known as compost tea), or nothing. Below the first picture is …

It’s My Tee Shirt!

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We are still getting compliments on our 2006 It’s My Park! Day tee shirt, designed by Enviromedia. Today I even received this picture in my email – of Jessica from Keep Austin Beautiful wearing the shirt on her vacation to Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. It’s a good reminder-Austin Parks Foundation is just a small piece of the …