barton creek

Thanks to Pearson, Dell employees

2017-03-29T11:08:19+00:00 October 24th, 2010|Parks, Volunteer|

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 [...]

Thanks to our volunteers and sponsors

2017-03-29T11:22:36+00:00 September 26th, 2010|Volunteer|

It was hot, it was sweaty, it was tough work, but we're grateful to our 300 plus volunteers for coming out and helping us get rid of a few thousand invasive trees of the ligustrum, chinaberry and nandina variety! A heartfelt thanks to our partners Hill Country Conservancy, EarthShare of Texas, REI, American Youthworks E-Corps, [...]

3 Locations for Barton Creek Workday

2017-03-29T11:23:27+00:00 September 25th, 2010|Parks, Volunteer|

Just a correction of our remainder email today stating only one of the three locations for tomorrow's workday - there are three - in addition to Zilker Access, there's SpyGlass Access with the Greenbelt Guardians and New Wall Trail work with the Central Texas Mountaineers.  If you show up at the wrong one, we'll re-direct [...]

Barton Creek Greenbelt – Work Completed and Yet To Begin

2017-03-29T11:25:47+00:00 September 23rd, 2010|National Public Lands Day, Parks|

As you probably know, the Austin Parks Foundation and Hill Country Conservancy, along with our friends at REI, Greenbelt Guardians, Central Tx Mountaineers, Austin Ridge Riders, Central Texas Trail Tamers and a host of sponsors are hosting the first (of many) National Public Lands Days out at Barton Creek Greenbelt. We'll be working on trail [...]

2 Statesman Articles of Note: 6/28/10

2017-04-04T20:57:55+00:00 June 28th, 2010|APF News|

Wanted to note in that the Austin American Statesman today (6/28/10) there are two pieces to note: 1) Pam LeBlanc wrote about the challenges of the City Parks Staff to keep up with the trash and maintenance efforts on Barton Creek Greenbelt. (You can help by getting ready for our next big volunteer workday on Barton [...]

Thank you Impact Austin

2017-04-04T21:06:37+00:00 June 15th, 2010|Support Our Parks|

Representatives from Impact Austin, led by Rebecca Powers, founder and CEO as well as Hill Country Conservancy, American Youthworks Environmental Corps, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Dept and even a several groups of hikers, joined us to accept our grant for the Barton Creek Trail Corps project.  We'll officially kick-off the project in [...]

We Won An Impact Austin Grant!

2017-04-04T21:15:35+00:00 June 11th, 2010|Support Our Parks|

Well, we couldn't be more excited! We won an Impact Austin Grant Tuesday Night!  We'll receive $105,000 toward a project of $215,000 in 2011 for Barton Creek Greenbelt working with Austin Parks Dept, Hill Country Conservancy, American Youthworks E-Corps, Greenbelt Guardians and a host of many volunteer groups. We're very excited! We'll begin the project [...]