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On March 7, the Greenbelt Guardians are leading a work day at the Gus Fruh entry of the Barton Creek Greenbelt, at 2642 Barton Hills Drive. We will be working on the trail from 9 am to noon. We are excited to get the trail back in shape and manage the weeds and invasives that are proliferating after the torrential rains of the winter season.

On our planning walk we identified four priorities:

  1. Entry area weeding, pruning of overgrowth into trail, and stone edging repair;
  2. Packed Granite mix repairs on switchback trail areas eroded by heavy rains;
  3. Repairs of drainage dips and native stone catch basins,
  4. Removal of invasive Nandina and Ligustrum plants using weed wrenches and shovels.

We will be working with our longtime partner John Cook, who is volunteering after his formal retirement from COA-PARD, and our new COA staff partners from the PARD-Park Rangers Department. We will have the tools and team leaders and welcoming breakfast tacos ready for our volunteers. We look forward to another great work day.

Please go to to register. Our group is listed as: Gus Fruh entrance, Barton Creek Greenbelt | Greenbelt Guardians.

We will be among 90 other park improvement activities on this It’s My Park Day, organized by the Austin Parks Foundation. It’s a citywide celebration of our parks! Come and enjoy some good exertion in a beautiful setting with like-minded nature lovers.

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 441-3278