It’s time to contribute some TLC to our treasured Barton Creek Greenbelt, after it has endured both record-breaking spring rains and summer heat. We will be focusing our attention on the areas of the greenbelt accessed by the Gus Fruh entry. It will be great to get back to work on this special part of the trail, in celebration of National Public Lands Day, on Saturday, September 26, from 9 am to noon.
The link to sign up on the Austin Parks Foundation website is: http://austinparks.org/multi-project-list.html?eventid=994&pid=07205adf7775890b
There will also be other volunteer groups working in other areas along the greenbelt trail on this special day.
We will get some auxiliary help with invasive plant removal from the Texas Conservation Corps, thanks to a grant awarded to the Greenbelt Guardians. We will also focus on repairing some of the trail ruts and washout caused by the heavy rainstorms. There’s lots of pruning back needed for tree and shrub growth extending into the trail, plus some stepping stone and masonry repairs on both sides of the swimming hole. And there are a few repairs needed to the wood rails alongside the steep slopes along the switchback entry trail.
Thanks to our Barton Hills Neighborhood Association, we will provide tasty tacos to energize us for our work. Our team leaders will provide guidance and instruction for all of the tasks, and we will provide the necessary tools and supplies for the work to be done. It’s a good idea to bring your own favorite set of work gloves, and wear close-toed shoes, long sleeves & long pants for protection.
Thanks for your support!
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator