Fall workday: Saturday November 05, 2022 at Homedale
Saturday November 5th is the Austin Park Foundation’s fall It’s My Park Day (IMPD), and the Greenbelt Guardians will be working at the Barton Creek Greenbelt Homedale access from 9:00 until noon. We’ll be doing maintenance on the entry trail, removing invasive plants, picking up trash, and removing any graffiti in the area. Please come out and help us if you can!
For more information and to sign up to volunteer for our project, please go to https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/326565. Registration is already open and filling up fast!
Spring workday: Saturday February 26, 2022 at Gus Fruh
Our spring workday is scheduled for Saturday February 26th, 2022 from 9:00 until noon at the Gus Fruh entrance. Once again, we're working a week before APF's spring It's My Park Day event on March 05 in order to do invasives removal before the March 01 cutoff date that marks the start of golden-cheeked warbler nesting season.
Workday Report: Saturday Nov 06, 2021 - It's My Park Day
The Greenbelt Guardians returned from an 18 month break by participating in the Austin Parks Foundation's city-wide It's My Park Day - Fall event on Saturday Nov. 06 with workdays at both of the greenbelt entries in our neighborhood. Collins Van Nort led 20 volunteers at Homdale, and they removed lots of invasive nandina and ligustrum plants along the creek upstream from the entry. I led 13 volunteers at Gus Fruh, and we did trail repairs and replaced some fencing along the switchback entry. In total, we contributed 106 hours of volunteer labor!
Check out photos from our workday here. My wife Robbin was our photographer and she took some good ones.
Thanks again to all of the great volunteers who joined us on Saturday. Everybody worked hard and we got a lot done. The weather was perfect, there's water in the creek now, and it was a really nice day to be out on the greenbelt working again.
Thanks also to our partners at Parks and Rec and the Austin Parks Foundation for all of their support and guidance.
We have some deferred maintenance to catch up on, so I hope to get another workday scheduled again in January. In the meantime, see you on the trail! -Stan
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