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The first day of fall is just around the corner (Monday September 23rd is the autumnal equinox), but it sure doesn’t feel like summer is almost gone.  We have two workdays coming up soon, Saturday September 28th is National Public Lands Day and Saturday November 2nd is the Austin Parks Foundation’s fall It’s My Park Day.  Hopefully we’ll have some rain and cooler temperatures before then, if not by the end of September then certainly by the time November rolls around.

On Saturday Sept 28, we’ll be working at the Gus Fruh access from 9:00 until 12:00, doing some repairs and cleanup that are still leftover from the big flood we had this spring. The main task will be to rebuild and refurbish the steps on the far side of the creek that were rearranged by the flood.  We’ll be moving big rocks, small rocks, and buckets of gravel, so expect a good workout. There’s also a lot of trimming that needs to be done and a few trail repairs on this side of the creek.  We also plan to do some removal of invasive plants, clear some flood debris, and pickup any trash in the area. 

Please send an email to if you’re able to join us to work at Gus Fruh on Saturday Sept 28th.

On Saturday Nov 02, we’ll be working at the Homedale Access and we plan to focus on the removal of invasive plants in the area, primarily ligustrum and nandina.  We’ll also do some trail repairs, patch a small section of rock wall that got damaged in the floods near the footbridge by the flats, pickup trash, and cleanup graffiti in the area.

Registration for It’s My Park Day will be via the APF’s GivePulse system later this month.  We’ll send out a reminder when registration is open, but please go ahead and save the date on your calendar.

Thank you all for your ongoing support!

Stan and Glee
Greenbelt Guardians