Greenbelt fans,

Below is an invitation to a special summer work day on Barton Creek trail, sponsored and organized by the Austin Parks Foundation. The goal is to gather stone and rubble rock and stockpile it near the base of a very large and valuable Cedar Elm tree, where storm waters have eroded the banks. When the water is up, this area provides a nice wide swimming hole. The stones will be gathered from the creek bed.

I hope some of you will be inspired to participate – you will gain “highest virtue” points for participation!

Stay cool,

Glee
Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 443-7522
gleeful@earthlink.net

—— Forwarded Message
From: Charlie McCabe
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:02:24 -0500
To: Glee Ingram
Subject: Special Barton Creek Greenbelt Workday – Sat, July 16th 9 am to noon.

Please join us for our next Barton Creek Greenbelt Volunteer Day – Saturday, July 16th 9 am to noon. Our Barton Creek Trail Corps is beginning work on rebuilding a section of stream bank just east of the Mopac bridges and they need our help to gather and haul both gravel and good sized rocks for fill material behind the big rocks that they’ll be putting into place. We’ll use buckets and rock cradles to do our work and we’ll supply jugs of water, gloves and tools.

We’ll meet at the Twin Falls/Gaines Creek Access Trail, just off South Mopac Expressway frontage road.

If heading south on Mopac, exit for Loop 360 North. You’ll come to the intersection and traffic signal at Loop 360. Continue straight across onthe frontage road (don’t get onto Mopac Southbound) and you’ll see a row of cars parked on the shoulder. Park and walk to the trailhead, which is where the guardrail begins.

If heading north on Mopac, exit for Loop 360 North. Stay in the left hand lane. You’ll come to the intersection and traffic signal at Loop 360. Turn left onto Loop 360 and get into the left turn lane, turning left at the traffic signal onto the southbound frontage road (don’t get onto Mopac Southbound) and you’ll see a row of cars parked on the shoulder. Park and walk to the trailhead, which is where the guardrail begins.

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you’d like to attend this event you can RSVP online here – http://connect.austinparks.org/site/Calendar?id=105041&view=Detail

If you have any questions, please contact Charlie McCabe @ cmccabe@austinparks.org

 

July 4 Parade and Celebration Schedule

Hi Neighbors,

It is almost time for our traditional Barton Hills 4th of July Parade and Celebration!

Almost time to decorate our bicycles, wagons, strollers, and pets and dress in our best red, white & blue finery and step out to parade down Barton Hills Drive from Barton Hills Market to Barton Hills Elementary School, or wave to our neighbors as they parade past. This is the time to see and be seen in the neighborhood.

A schedule of the parade and celebration is below. I hope to see you next Monday.

Craig Smith
President
Barton Hills Neighborhood Association

2011 Barton Hills 4th of July Parade & Celebration

Art Stone, Grand Marshall

8:30 Gather in front of Barton Hills Market (restroom available)

9:00 Parade starts

Independence Day Celebration, Barton Hills Elementary School playground

10:00 “Star Spangled Banner” – led by Jennifer Cook

  • Refreshments – supervised by Anne Shelton
  • Games – supervised by John Luther
  • Awards for most patriotic bicycle, wagon, stroller, and pet
  • Fingerprinting for kids – Travis County Constable, Precinct No. 3
  • Friends of Barton Springs Pool
  • Treefolks
  • Barton Hills Neighborhood Watch
  • Jim-Jim’s Water Ice
  • Amy’s Ice Cream
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Greenbelt Fans,

We’ve got another big work day planned for Saturday, June 4, from 8:30 – Noon. We will be celebrating National Trails Day down on the greenbelt – giving it the TLC it deserves and needs, in exchange for the countless gifts it provides for us. We will have work teams at both Gus Fruh Trail (2642 Barton Hills Dr) and the Homedale Trail (2101 Homedale Dr). There will be some trail repair work, some rock work, invasives & weed removal, and trash pick-up. As always, we will provide tools and team leaders, and a yummy taco energy booster to get us started. Also, there will be a complementary lunch gathering and celebration afterwards at Zilker Park near Barton Springs afterwards, organized by Hill Country Conservancy.

This work day is being planned in conjunction with several other service groups, and the Austin Parks Foundation is providing the overall registration sign-up on their website. I would also appreciate it if you would rsvp to this email so we can do our detailed planning for our two trail heads.

Thanks so much for your continued interest and support of the greenbelt. We’re looking forward to another rewarding work day.

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 443-7522
gleeful@earthlink.net

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