Onion Creek District Park
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UT’s Army ROTC Tackles Mulch in Onion Creek Metropolitan Park
Just over a year ago a mountain of mulch was created in Onion Creek Metropolitan Park after downed trees from the Halloween Floods of 2013 were chipped. This November 100 University of Texas Army ROTC cadets pitched in to distribute the mulch to the trees in the park to keep the ground moist and prevent lawn mowers from damaging tree trunks.
The organization displayed by the Army ROTC cadets was impressive, complete with a base camp tent, sign-in table, and poster-sized maps showing the mulching project sites. For efficiency across the large 180-acre park, the cadets were divided into nine teams, each with their own set of tools and team leader.
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