People + Parks: The Difference Maker

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By Elizabeth McGuire Who is David Rockwood? The Eagle Scout If you meet David Rockwood on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on a sunny fall day, be prepared to hear some philosophizing, some ranting and more than a few references to Boy Scouts. “So you were an Eagle Scout?” you may ask him. “Am. I AM an Eagle Scout,” he will …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Barton Creek Greenbelt – 4 pm Wed

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Here’s a shot through the trees on Barton Creek Greenbelt around 4 pm yesterday.  We were out on a 6 mile hike looking at the trail from Zilker Access to Loop 360 Access, cataloguing the priority projects along the trail for the 5 person Barton Creek Trail Corps, funded by Impact Austin, Hill Country Conservancy, the Austin Parks Foundation and …

Barton Creek Greenbelt – 4 pm Tue

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A few great shots of the New Wall area (a hiking only portion of the trail) on a sunny afternoon in late October… [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”] [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]