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

 

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

 

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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