Thank You!

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Thank you for helping make our 13th annual It’s My Park Day, presented by Manchester Texas Financial Group, a resounding success! This year, 3,000 volunteers helped contribute nearly a quarter of a million dollars worth of labor back to our city parks and preserves. Nearly 100 parks participated in projects such as mulching, root collar clearing and tree care, painting, …

The First Time Project Leader Meeting is Jan. 29

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Join Austin Park Foundation’s Volunteer Manager and Environmental Educator, Bill Stout, and our Programs Director Ladye Anne Wofford for our It’s My Park Day First Time Project Leader Meeting on January 29, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our office: 507 Calles Street, Ste. 116, Austin, Texas 78702. When you become a project leader you are playing an …

MLK Day of Service 2015

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Part of the United We Serve Presidential national call to service initiative, MLK Day of Service is a call for Americans of all walks of life to work together and make an impact in your community. We’d love for you to join us …

Show your parks MULCH love!

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This National Public Lands Day we’re excited to host 36 park projects across Austin—that’s 10 more than last year! We’re looking for 900 volunteers to join us on Saturday, September 27 to lend a hand and show our parks some love. One theme you’ll see year round in our park projects is mulch. More than just a decorative accent for …

Project Leaders Needed for 2013 It's My Park Day

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APF is looking for volunteers and project leaders to support the Foundation’s 2013 It’s My Park Day on Saturday, March 2. It’s My Park Day gathers thousands of Austinites every March to celebrate and improve their parks and public spaces throughout Austin’s neighborhoods.  The annual event is APF’s largest single volunteer event of the year.  In 2012, more than 2,000 Austin …

National Public Lands Day 2012 Followup

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Over 200 dedicated park lovers came out on Saturday, October 6, to volunteer for our annual National Public Lands Day volunteer event, co-hosted by the Hill Country Conservancy.  We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful national day of volunteering.  Groups all over the country are helping to restore natural ecosystems, remove invasive species, and general give …

It’s My Park Day – Projects, Leaders, Sponsors & Yard Signs

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Here at It’s My Park Day HQ (aka the Austin Parks Foundation office) we’re working away on a number of different It’s My Park Day projects, but we wanted to remind you of a few important items: 1) Project Registration is Open. We now have nine projects with a total of 780 Volunteer opportunities.  Our goal is 60-70 projects with …

This Year’s Model

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and by that we mean this year’s T-shirt design for all It’s My Park Day Volunteers.  Yup, it’s got the “love your park” theme again and is a nice deep red.  Definitely going to stand out when volunteers are wearing them!  On the back will be all of our sponsors logos. (There’s still time to become a sponsor and get …

MLK Volunteer Workdays Updates

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WE have two workdays scheduled for this weekend at Spyglass Access on Barton Creek Greenbelt. One for Sat, and the other for Mon, both 9 am to noon. We’ve been watching our weather forecast and now with a better than 70% chance of rain, we are going to cancel the workday for Saturday (tomorrow)  However, please consider coming to our …