National Night Out Tuesday Oct. 5

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Hi Neighbors,

National Night Out (in Texas) is next Tuesday October 5th. If you’re not familiar with the event, it’s a way to strengthen neighborhood spirt and bring communities together. If your street hasn’t organized anything yet, there’s still time! If you want to tag along to another street’s event, here’s what I hear is going on.

Art Stone, 2311 Westrock: Drinks and Conversation while waiting for fire truck and police to drop by.

Dave Mead, 2506 Briargrove Dr. The folks on Briargrove will be doing our annual NNO. A pot luck dinner and lots of friendly folks getting together in the front yard of Dave and Bonnie Mead.

Jim Stafford on Bluffview: Little neighborhood picnic. Around 6:30 pm. Burgers and a good time.

Hopefully this cool weather will stick!

Warmly,

Wendy Papasan
President, Barton Hills Neighborhood Assn.

 

Robert E. Lee Road emergency closure

Media Advisory

Wednesday September 8, 2010
Contact: Leah Fillion, Transportation Department, 512-974-7923

Travelers should be aware of potential traffic delays related to an emergency closure of Robert E. Lee Road betweenBarton Springs Road and Lund Street (just past the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens). The closure will remain in place until further notice due to safety concerns after Tuesday’s rain storm. Detour signage is being installed to guide traffic through the area.

 

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BARTON CREEK GREENBELT WORK DAY
Saturday, September 25, Spyglass Trail Entry, 9:00 – 12:30

Hello Greenbelt Fans,

We all made it through the hot summer, the endangered birds completed another nesting season, and we have clearance to go after the invasive plant population again. September 25 is National Public Lands Day, and we will be celebrating this much-loved greenbelt by tending to its ecological health.

Our primary task will be to continue removing Ligustrum trees (both big-leaf Japanese Ligustrum and small-leaf Chinese Ligustrum), Nandina shrubs, and Chinaberry trees. We will have numerous teams working on this task, along both sides of the main trail from near the Spyglass entry to Campbell’s Hole. We’ll be working with crew leaders with chainsaws, to remove the largest trees, and in groups using hand saws and weed wrenches to remove the smaller plants. The downed biomass will be cut up and stacked into tight windrows, to slow any rain runoff into the creek. We will also have a group doing litter pick up along the trail and in the creek bed near the rock flats.

Thanks to the Austin Parks Foundation and an Impact Austin grant and the Hill Country Conservancy, there will also be numerous other groups working on invasives removal on the main trail by the Zilker access. And there will be a free lunch provided after the work day at Zilker Park near the Zilker access trailhead.

Please sign up to work with the Greenbelt Guardians on this work day, Saturday, September 25, from 9:00 – 12:30. We will have a sign-in table at the Spyglass Trail entry, at the corner of Barton Skyway and Spyglass Drive. RSVP to this invitation, and ALSO sign-up on the Austin Parks Foundation website, to get counted for the free lunch.

http://connect.austinparks.org/site/Calendar/890488027?view=Detail&id=101844

Click on “register online” and then scroll down to Spyglass Invasives Removal with the Greenbelt Guardians to sign up with our team.

We’re looking forward to another great work day.

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

 
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