People + Parks: Longtime Allies & Long Term Impacts

2017-03-21T12:24:43+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|It's My Park! Day, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire In the eight years that Wheatsville Food Co-op has supported Austin Parks Foundation, they have donated well over $50,000—enough money to buy a small army of organic zucchini. Since 2009, the local grocery store has been a major sponsor of APF’s It’s My Park Day. Wheatsville calls the relationship a natural pairing [...]

People + Parks: Time Well Spent

2017-06-26T14:10:02+00:00 October 5th, 2016|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire Michael Valescu may have all the time in the world, but you won’t catch him wasting it. The retired engineer was recently named Austin Parks Foundation’s Volunteer of the Year for his tireless efforts to improve green space around Austin. In 2015 he volunteered an estimated 1,200 hours to the organization. A native [...]

People + Parks: The Long View

2017-03-21T13:02:51+00:00 June 8th, 2016|ACL Music Festival Grants, APF News, Austin City Limits Music Festival, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, People + Parks, Volunteer|

By Elizabeth McGuire   For the past 15 years, Jim Alsup has been a champion of Austin Parks Foundation. What has kept this longest serving board member involved? “Something new and interesting just kept coming up!” Alsup has seen plenty of new since he first volunteered with APF in 2001. At that time, the staff [...]

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 [...]

14th Annual It’s My Park Day Breaks Records

2017-03-21T13:11:11+00:00 March 5th, 2016|APF News, It's My Park! Day, Park Advocacy, Parks, Support Our Parks, Volunteer|

Our 14th Annual It's My Park Day was a resounding success thanks to our project leaders, volunteers, partners and sponsors. From clean-ups to trail repairs, habitat restoration to painting, this year's It's My Park Day has set the record as the largest to date! We are so proud to work with the best volunteers around, [...]

Inscripción para voluntarios para Día de Mi Parque

2017-03-21T13:14:17+00:00 February 9th, 2016|APF News, En Español, It's My Park! Day, Volunteer|

¡La inscripción para voluntarios ya está abierto para nuestra 14ª anual Día de Mi Parque! Reúne a sus amigos, vecinos, compañeros de trabajo y familiares, y visite nuestra página web para inscribirse como voluntario el sábado, 5 de marzo. En 2015, organizamos 3,000 voluntarios y completamos 10,000 horas de trabajo voluntario. Eso es equivalente a [...]

¡Sólo 9 días quedan para registrar su proyecto para Día de Mi Parque!

2017-06-27T11:01:21+00:00 January 28th, 2016|APF News, En Español, It's My Park! Day, Volunteer|

Visita nuestra pagina de Día de Mi Parque, donde encontrarás las fechas importantes, instrucciones para registrar, preguntas frecuentes, y mucho más. En nuestro último correo electrónico la Reunion para Líderes de Proyecto estaba programado para el 8 de febrero, pero por favor tenga en cuenta se ha cambiado a martes, el 09 de febrero, debido [...]