Greenbelt Fans,

This notice of our upcoming work day on Barton Creek Greenbelt comes with the first forecast for cooler weather! The Greenbelt Guardians will be hosting work projects at both the Homedale Trail and the Gus Fruh Trail on September 24, from 9 – Noon, to help celebrate National Public Lands Day. We will provide team leaders and tools and tasks at both trails – plus our delicious tacos and homemade cookies to boost our energy. The focus at Homedale Trail will be doing weeding, maintenance and tidying of the entry area, some minor trail repair work, and invasives removal work near the rock flats, plus trash pick-up. The focus at Gus Fruh Trail will be entry area maintenance, invasives removal, and rock wall work by the swimming hole.

We will be part of a larger volunteer effort being organized by the the Austin Parks Foundation, which is coordinating the registration for numerous projects along the greenbelt, led by various volunteer groups. The Hill Country Conservancy will be providing a post-work picnic celebration at Zilker Park to help celebrate the event. We hope to have lots of hands on deck, with a major focus on invasive plant removal, now that the endangered birds have completed their nesting season. The drought has weakened even the Ligustrum, so we want to take advantage of this window of opportunity to reduce their population even further. You can get further information on this special work day at the following APF websites: To get more information on the whole event, go to these Austin Parks Foundation website addresses: National Public Lands Day on Barton Creek Greenbelt

Please RSVP to me at this address, and also register at the Austin Parks Foundation website.  You will see both Gus Fruh and Homedale listed as options. We look forward to another day of helping care for this wonderful wilderness park while enjoying the company of others who share our love of this place.

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 443-7522