Thanks to our volunteers and sponsors

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It was hot, it was sweaty, it was tough work, but we’re grateful to our 300 plus volunteers for coming out and helping us get rid of a few thousand invasive trees of the ligustrum, chinaberry and nandina variety! A heartfelt thanks to our partners Hill Country Conservancy, EarthShare of Texas, REI, American Youthworks E-Corps, Greenbelt Guardians, Austin Ridge Riders, …

3 Locations for Barton Creek Workday

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Just a correction of our remainder email today stating only one of the three locations for tomorrow’s workday – there are three – in addition to Zilker Access, there’s SpyGlass Access with the Greenbelt Guardians and New Wall Trail work with the Central Texas Mountaineers.  If you show up at the wrong one, we’ll re-direct you, we apologize for this …

300 plus people working at Barton Creek Greenbelt tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day and we have 300 plus volunteers coming to remove invasives, repair trail tread and well, remove more invasives.  The weather is looking good (cool front won’t be arriving until mid-afternoon) so we’ll see you out there! If you haven’t signed up, please come to Zilker Access (just south in the same parking lot at …

Barton Creek Greenbelt – Work Completed and Yet To Begin

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As you probably know, the Austin Parks Foundation and Hill Country Conservancy, along with our friends at REI, Greenbelt Guardians, Central Tx Mountaineers, Austin Ridge Riders, Central Texas Trail Tamers and a host of sponsors are hosting the first (of many) National Public Lands Days out at Barton Creek Greenbelt. We’ll be working on trail improvements and Invasive species removal, …

2 Statesman Articles of Note: 6/28/10

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Wanted to note in that the Austin American Statesman today (6/28/10) there are two pieces to note: 1) Pam LeBlanc wrote about the challenges of the City Parks Staff to keep up with the trash and maintenance efforts on Barton Creek Greenbelt. (You can help by getting ready for our next big volunteer workday on Barton Creek Greenbelt on September 25th- …

Thank you Impact Austin

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Representatives from Impact Austin, led by Rebecca Powers, founder and CEO as well as Hill Country Conservancy, American Youthworks Environmental Corps, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept and even a several groups of hikers, joined us to accept our grant for the Barton Creek Trail Corps project.  We’ll officially kick-off the project in January 2011, but planning will …

We Won An Impact Austin Grant!

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Well, we couldn’t be more excited! We won an Impact Austin Grant Tuesday Night!  We’ll receive $105,000 toward a project of $215,000 in 2011 for Barton Creek Greenbelt working with Austin Parks Dept, Hill Country Conservancy, American Youthworks E-Corps, Greenbelt Guardians and a host of many volunteer groups. We’re very excited! We’ll begin the project officially in January 2011 and …

Thanks to our National Trails Day Volunteers

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We love our volunteers – Thanks so much! We had 300 people (maybe more, we’re still counting) working at our a dozen projects at Barton Creek Greenbelt – repairing erosion, building rock berms to channel water, rebuilding portions of trail, building steps and a lot more.  Our tremendous thanks to our sponsors: The Austonian, REI, Texas Gas Service, the Salt …