Invasive Species Removal at Pease

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Thanks to efforts from the neighborhood, an invasive tree removal project has begun at Pease Park on the hillside between Parkway and Windsor Rds.  Funded by donations from a number of neighbors, American Youthworks Enivornmental Corps staff will be cutting down ligustrum, chinaberry and nandina, treating them so they don’t resprout, chipping up all of the brush and laying down …

Please Help Trees for Pease

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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”] On Wednesday, August 12th, we experienced another freak windstorm (with little rain) that brought down over 70 mature trees at Pease Park along the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. This is the third storm in three years and …

Trees & Sprayground at Pease

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Here’s a picture of the new sprayground under construction at Pease, replacing a old fill/draw wading pool. While I was there, I checked out the 100 trees planted back in February.  Thanks to our great Trees for Pease group, the trees are all doing well in 100 degree heat with the irrigation system that Trees for Pease raised all of …

Tall Flowering Plants @ Shoal Creek Demo Plot

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In October 2007, we installed 9 demonstration restoration plots to see if we could plant with native flowers and grasses areas that had been heavily used by folks enjoying the park.  We tilled soil, added compost and other treatments and spread seed.  By then, the drought, which continues to this day, hit Central Texas.  Results have been somewhat promising in …

Statesman Article On Pease Park

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Today, Pam LeBlanc wrote a follow-up piece on Pease Park, an area where the Austin Parks Foundation as well as our Adopt-a-park group, Trees for Pease, have put in a lot of work in the past few years and especially, the past few months.  Among the new improvements are irrigation, 100 new trees, we also spread dillo dirt and mulch …

100 Trees for Pease!

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On Saturday, Feb 21, several hundred volunteers converged on Pease Park to plant the first 100 trees for Pease.  It took a village to get them purchased, placed, planted and irrigated!  We’d like to thank the following for all of their hard work: • Richard Craig, who formed Trees for Pease, raised the bulk of the funds (nearly $20,000 to …

Giving Pease Park Some Love on Valentine’s Day

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Friends of Pease Park was joined on Valentine’s Day by the University of Texas student service fraternity Gamma Beta Phi and by the Eeyore’s Birthday Board of Directors’ organization known as “Friends of the Forest” for a special work-day in Pease Park.  Nearly 100 volunteers, wearing “I © Pease Park” T-shirts worked tirelessly to address both erosion control and soil compaction problems …

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 …