Barton Creek Trail Corps @ Loop 360

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Yesterday, the Barton Creek Trail Corps, plus another crew were out at Loop 360 Access.  They were finishing up a set of steps begun a few years ago at the 2009 National Trails Day Event that we and Hill Country Conservancy co-hosted and that former Barton Creek Parks staffer Matt Scales was working on before he returned to the midwest …

Update: Barton Creek Trail Corps – Week 3

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[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] We visited our Barton Creek Trail Corps team this morning and they are well into week 3 of their efforts.  The first week was focused on corridor clearing – removing leaning trees, snags and any invasive …

Barton Creek Trail Corps – First Rock Work Project

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[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Today the Barton Creek Trail Corps (Allen, Brian, Joe, Kristin and Sara) began their second week of work, working with Field Coordinator Paul S. on building a new set of steps for better access to the …

Barton Creek Trail Corps Starts Next Week!

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We dropped by American Youthworks E-Corps training the other day, they were on day two of a rock rigging and splitting workshop.  Included in the training were our five person Barton Creek Trail Corps who will be beginning efforts officially next week.  Their first task is to work through the entire trail corridor (8.5 miles) and clear any snags, dead …

Your First Chance to Volunteer in Parks in 2011

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Well, maybe not the first, but certainly one to consider.  The Austin Parks Foundation will be hosting two volunteer workdays  – on Sat, Jan 15th and Mon, Jan 17th, (9 am to noon both days) to celebrate volunteering on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We’ll be working on Barton Creek Greenbelt (meeting at the Spyglass Access Trailhead) and will be …

Gearing Up: Barton Creek Trail Corps Project

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Yesterday, representatives from the Parks Department, the Austin Parks Foundation, our local volunteer group Greenbelt Guardians and American Youthworks Environmental Corps walked the second half of the greenbelt to scope projects on the four mile stretch from Loop 360 Access to the Hill of Life.  It was a beautiful afternoon. All projects were GPSed and noted for scope as well …