People + Parks: Adventurous Ambassador

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By Elizabeth McGuire Jennifer Ramos got hooked on hiking when she realized that it nudged her out of her comfort zone and into places she might not otherwise experience.   This growing passion led to trail clean-ups, park projects, and eventually a role as an APF Ambassador. To her surprise she found that volunteering mirrored hiking in at least one …

Help Out At Bull Creek over the holidays…

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Having a good holiday season? Super. Not getting as much exercise as you’d like? Feeling a little sedentary? Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt is a beautiful place to get out, take a hike, do a little park maintenance and improve one’s outlook. You are, of course, welcome to do these things on your own. Additionally, Sunday and Thursday afternoons and Monday and …

First of many workdays at Bull Creek Trail

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Our friends at Bull Creek Foundation, led by George Innis, Jerry Levenson and Skip Cameron, led the first of many monthly workdays at Bull Creek, focusing on the trail along the western side of the creek. There’s a lot more to do and they can use lots of volunteers on Sat, Oct 16 from 9 am to noon.

Bull Creek Is Flowing

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Out on a good morning survey of the Bull Creek greenbelt trail with Volunteer George Ennis, I snapped this photo of hidden falls.  Lots of flowers blooming and plenty of trail and greenbelt projects in store for the northern segment of the trail.

The Old Days At Bull Creek (District) Park

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While the city is considering changes to the Off Leash Area at Bull Creek District Park (if so, the foundation is advocating for a new off-leash area to replace the existing one should the city close it temporarily for restoration or permanently) we’d thought we’re share some of the history of the park through these brochures, it was a private …

Understory

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Last weekend I visited two different trails that have had extensive non-native plant removal. It was really neat to see the difference in the understory of these areas compared to, say, Shoal Creek. At Gus Fruh Trail, the Greenbelt Guardians have waged a years-long campaign against ligustrum. The result is an open understory with a wide variety of native trees …