Open Volunteer Opportunity! Scofield Farms Neighborhood Park Trees Need Your Help!

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Join your friends and neighbors to provide much-needed tree care at Scofield Farms Neighborhood Park! The group will mulch trees a group of young trees, a vital activity for the long-term support of our beautiful trees in Austin, especially before the heat of late summer sets in. We will provide tools, gloves, and fresh, cold drinking water – please bring your own water bottles to reduce waste. We …

Open Volunteer Opportunity: Spyglass Trailhead to the Barton Creek Greenbelt

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Volunteers will continue an ongoing project to complete the connection from the new trailhead to the Violet Crown/Barton Creek Trail! Tools, gloves, materials, a water jug and snacks will be provided! Please bring a reusable water container to stay hydrated. Looking forward to having you out for a productive work day at Spyglass!

People + Parks: Local Support and Global Wisdom

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By Elizabeth McGuire If you were planning an expansive, open-ended trip to the other side of the globe, how would you spend your last days at home? Tying up loose ends? Buying supplies? Saying goodbye to friends? Triple-checking your passport and flight details? If you were Eric Nichols you would be raising money for a treasured hometown organization. This past …

Celebrate Earth Day with APF

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Earth Day may be on April 22nd, but we are celebrating for the entire month of April with volunteer events and giveback days! Check out the following ways to help APF celebrate Earth Day. Volunteer Opportunities East Williamson Creek: Come out on April 20th from 10AM to 1PM to help maintain the developing trail. RSVP and learn more here. Check …

It’s My Park Day 2018 Highlights

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It’s My Park Day 2018: Another Success We want to send a special thanks to all the project leaders and volunteers that made this city-wide volunteer day such a success, as well as the Parks & Recreation Department, Watershed Protection and our friends at Keep Austin Beautiful. We couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like to thank our …

People + Parks: On the Right Path

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By Elizabeth McGuire Chuck Foster grew up doing community service alongside his family and was encouraged at an early age to take on leadership positions whenever possible. No matter what. “My mom taught us that regardless of what state you’re in—money or no money—you give back to the community,” he said. That message stuck with him, and as it turns …

APF Partners with Local Restaurants for It’s My Park Day

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It’s My Park Day Spring is March 3rd – Volunteer registration is open now! Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. In the fall we had over 3,200 volunteers, and nearly 100 projects city-wide, putting in over 10,000 hours of labor. We want to give back to our amazing volunteers, so we have partnered with …

12 Ways to be Involved in Austin’s Parks in 2018

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