What do the following companies have in common: Wheatsville Food Co-op, Jackson Walker LLP, Community TechKnowledge, Texas Gas Service, BMC Software, URS, MFI Foundation, Technu Extreme, REI, Clif Bar, Hill Country Outdoors and Texas Rowing Center? They are all sponsors of the 2011 edition of It's My Park Day, which is coming up on March [...]
Well, maybe not the first, but certainly one to consider. The Austin Parks Foundation will be hosting two volunteer workdays - on Sat, Jan 15th and Mon, Jan 17th, (9 am to noon both days) to celebrate volunteering on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We'll be working on Barton Creek Greenbelt (meeting at the Spyglass [...]
Claire Sorenson, who leads the Friends of Mary Moore Searight Park and is also a member of the Austin Parks Foundation board of directors put together a nice thank you note to all volunteers and helpers for the project as well as fun montage of the work done in the past year. We thought we'd [...]
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 [...]
We have been seeing 5-7 park volunteer projects each Saturday in October and November and the next two weekends - Sat, Nov 13 and Sat, Nov 20 are no exception. Give thanks to our amazing parks system by volunteering at one of the many projects on either (or both!) Saturdays: A complete list of projects [...]
We're sad to hear of the passing of Wayne Gronquist, lawyer, environmentalist, naturalist, neighborhood preservationist, and lover of all things on and in the water. Definitely one of the good guys....
There were quite a few volunteer workdays this past Sat, Nov 6th. Among them were: Planting of 115 trees at Brentwood Park (Thanks to Rick for the photos) Trail work and invasive species removal at Barton Creek Greenbelt Planting and invasive removal at Blunn Creek Preserve Invasive removal at Mayfield Park and Preserve Trail repair [...]
Happy Election Day everyone! We have lots of stuff to share with recent and forthcoming workdays on Barton Creek Greenbelt, a trip to San Antonio and some of their cool parks and plazas over the weekend and a lot more, but we'll hold off until after Election Day is over. Don't forget to vote! If [...]
Thanks to Cherie Simpson for these photos and leading this workday at Bartholomew Park, as well as volunteers from College Forward (great Americorps program!) for painting and planting. Another workday is scheduled for this Sat (10/30) as well.
Over 70 volunteers from Pearson and Dell joined Kyle and Charlie from the Austin Parks Foundation, along with Parks staff John and Matt (wielding chainsaws and cutting up lots of big stuff) out at Zilker Access on Barton Creek Greenbelt on Friday to build better more compact windrows as well as haul out big logs [...]