April 2012 newsletter now online

The April 2012 edition of the Barton Hills News is now available right here on the web site. Printed versions will soon arrive in your mailbox.

In this edition, we wish the Greenbelt Guardians a happy 10th birthday, and discover what’s on the horizon for the park at Barton Hills Elementary. You’ll also learn how to prevent crime on your street, and more about St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, which has been a part of this neighborhood since 1959. Plus, find out how you can lend a helping hand for the upcoming July 4th Parade!


April 24 Meeting Agenda



April 24, 2012

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall

6:00 Pizza with our neighbors – Rockin’ Tomato Pizza

7:00 Call to order

7:05 Brief announcements

7:10 Approval of minutes of January 24, 2012 membership meeting

7:12 Treasurer’s report – Kerry Price

7:15 Committee Reports:

  • Neighborhood Watch – John Luther
  • Greenbelt Guardians – Glee Ingram
  • Membership Outreach Committee – Sunny Luther
  • Area Development – Peter Hess
  • Emergency Preparedness Committee – Bob Bridge
  • ANC Report – Tom Nuckols

8:00 Barton Hills Park/Playground

8:15 Presentation by PARD, Erin Cord, briefing regarding Neighborhood Wildlife Habitat Challenge

8:30 Presentation – City of Austin Watershed Protection Department briefing regarding a project to improve Robert E. Lee tributary in Zilker Park to receive ongoing habitat restoration in and around the creek.

8:45 Other business, as brought to the floor by the membership

9:00 Adjourn


Bernice and Harold Billings' garden, April 2011

All are invited and welcome to attend Tuesday, March 27. Our speaker will be Trisha Shirey, Director of Flora and Fauna at Lake Austin Spa Resort, who will stroll us just like a spa guest through the resort with images of the annual and perennial flowers, trees, and shrub displays. She will share her personal favorite plants for sun and shade and her secrets for growing them organically.

The meeting will be at the Zilker Botanical Center in Zilker Park on Barton Springs Road. The meet and greet will be at 9:30 am, the program starts at 10 am.

Hope to see you there.

Mary Ann Neely
Program Chair

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