Education

Supporting Monarch Populations on Public Lands

2017-06-27T10:54:41+00:00 April 26th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, Education, It's My Park! Day, National Public Lands Day, National Trails Day, Volunteer|

As part of our first-ever Neighborhood Grant award announcements, we told you a little about one of the very special projects we are funding here in Austin - the Wildflower Seeding Initiative. The focus of the project is to plant wildflowers in parks and on public lands, both to increase the native plant population, and to [...]

APF Invites You to Lead an IMPD Project! Liderar un proyecto durante Día de mi Parque

2017-03-24T10:36:20+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|APF News, Education, It's My Park! Day, Parks, Volunteer|

Join Austin Parks Foundation for our First Time Project Leader Meeting on January 28, 2016 to learn the ins and outs of leading an It's My Park Day project. Project leaders are instrumental in helping us care for our city’s beloved green spaces. Many of our parks don’t receive the care and attention they need [...]

Planting the Future

2017-03-24T10:45:40+00:00 November 5th, 2015|APF News, Education, Special Projects|

Tree planting season in Austin runs from mid-October through early-March, depending on the temperatures of the Fall and Winter. That means tree planting projects with APF generally fall between our city-wide volunteer days, and we rely heavily on individual volunteer work days to help us accomplish the planting goals of our Future Forest Project. The [...]

Upcoming Grants Workshops

2017-06-27T11:25:50+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|ACL Music Festival Grants, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Education|

Are there changes you’d like to see in your neighborhood park? If you have a bright idea, we'll provide the funding. Austin Parks Foundation offers grants of up to $50,000 to provide funding for tools, equipment rentals, materials, park furnishings, and professional services. Projects must be pre-approved by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation [...]

Upcoming Trail Workshops

2017-06-27T11:33:34+00:00 October 30th, 2014|Education, PIES Workshops|

Our Park Improvement Education Series, or P.I.E.S., is a series of eight free workshops made possible by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Topics include mulching and root collar clearing, water design, and habitat restoration. This November 8 and 15 we will conclude our 2014 P.I.E.S. with two back-to-back weekend Trail Education and Stewardship Training workshops. Members of [...]

Great Information on Town Lake Birds

2017-04-05T23:11:06+00:00 June 13th, 2008|Education, Parks|

At the mouth of Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake, also known as Shoal beach, there's a great kiosk with some good information on native birds who populate the area. This was an eagle scout project done in collaboration with the Town Lake Trail Foundation and the City's Parks and Recreation Dept.

Earth Share PSA: Promises

2017-04-05T23:24:34+00:00 March 19th, 2008|Education, Volunteer|

Earth Share of Texas represents over 70 environmental non-profit organizations, including the Austin Parks Foundation across Texas in workplace giving campaigns. They have a great new TV Public Service announcement that we're pleased to share with you. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPd_4gPkKXg&hl=en]