Surfacing at Gus Fruh / Barton Creek Greenbelt

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Ok, surfacing doesn’t mean going for a winter swim at Gus Fruh pool, since the creek there is dry, it refers to the big effort to resurface much of the access trail from Barton Hills Drive down to the trail and pool area at Gus Fruh. On Saturday, 2/2, we were joined by over 40 volunteers from the Austin Ridge Riders, Hash House Harriers, Hill County Outdoors, Central Texas Trail Tamers and the hosting Greenbelt Guardians to haul, spread and pack down six cubic yards of road base as step one to re-surface the trail. In addition, we had volunteers with saws cutting down and treating the ever present ligustrum along the creek’s main trail and a smaller subset of folks hauling big rocks out of the rock to use for several rock retaining wall projects at Gus Fruh Pool. As the photo shows, wheelbarrows full of roadbase (and breaks for those pushing them) were in force on Saturday.

Next Saturday (2/9/08) we have part two of the effort – granite gravel mixed with a binding polymer will be hauled spread and packed down, along with more invasive species removal, rock work and other tasks. Please join us!

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