Volunteer for National Trails Day at Barton Creek – 6/5 9 am to noon

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This year, we’ll be focusing much of our activity on the trail that begins at Zilker Access, located in Zilker Park next to the Zilker Hillside Theatre and Barton Springs Pool.  We will have additional volunteer projects at the Gus Fruh and Homedale access trails as well. The primary focus will be trail surface work along portions of the first …

Barton Creek Is Flowing Again

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After a year and a half, Barton Creek is flowing again (actually its been flowing since Wed when my friend George left me a message that he was heading out with kayaks to run a portion – alas I could not join him.) At Loop 360 access, I was working a great group of volunteers removing invasives (in this case, …

Sat 6/6: National Trails Day @ Barton Creek Greenbelt

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This Saturday from 7:30 am to approx. 11:30 am, portions of the trail near the Loop 260 access point as well as another portion of the trail near Gus Fruh wall will be temporarily closed or at the very least – slow going – due to scheduled work by volunteers on National Trails Day.  Working with the Hill Country Conservancy …

Hooray for the rain!

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Yup, we’re celebrating and not complaining about the third day in a row with measureable rain in Austin.  Visting the many It’s My Park Day sites last Saturday, we couldn’t help noticing the dust and in many cases, mulch, swirling around us.  The past few days of rain won’t end the drought, which is severe now in Central Texas, but …

ClifBar Greenotes Barton Creek Cleanup & Concert – Nov 1

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Our thanks to ClifBar and REI along with Keep Austin Beautiful for helping us host the ClifBar Greenotes Barton Creek Greenbelt clean-up.  95 volunteers turned out to the Zilker Park Polo Fields Picnic Area to sign-in, grab trash bags and then clean-up portions of the Barton Creek greenbelt from a number of trailheads including Zilker, Spyglass, Loop 360, and Twin …

Volunteer Nov 1 to Clean-Up Barton Creek Greenbelt!

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GreenNotes Concert and Cleanup, November 1 Join CLIF Bar, Austin Parks Foundation, Sierra Club, Keep Austin Beautiful, REI and Austin-based musician Ben Kweller for a Barton Creek Greenbelt cleanup and concert event from 10 am to 3 pm beginning at Zilker Park Polo Fields Clif Bar will provide the food to keep the energy up, and Ben Kweller will provide …

2nd Austin Oyster Adventure Race: Great Fun

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The Austin Parks Foundation was the beneficiary for a second year of the Austin Oyster Adventure Race.  Team Sage/Team Player Productions of Denver, CO is running a series of six Oyster races in Denver, San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle, Austin and Portland, OR this year and the foundation helped lay out the course, recruit the 50 plus volunteers needed to run …

Dirty Hands Caravan helps out at Barton Creek Greenbelt

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On Thursday, May 1, 150 volunteers traveling on three bio-fueled buses as part of the Dirty Hands Caravan came to Austin and Barton Creek Greenbelt. With the tremendous support of American Youthworks E-Corps, the Parks Dept, the Austin Parks Foundation, the Greenbelt Guardians and Keep Austin Beautiful we had volunteers removing non-native trees and plants from three sites on Barton …