Saturday, July 15, 8-noon, Gus Fruh Entry

Greenbelt Fans: We?re gearing up to go! This is confirmation that we are proceeding with our trail work at Gus Fruh entry, 2642 Barton Hills Drive, this Saturday, July 15, from 8 am to noon.

We are changing the food format a bit, and will be serving breakfast tacos to begin the day (instead of lunch later) to make sure everyone has ample energy for our work tasks. Bring your own coffee or tea if you need that extra kick to get started. We will have water and energy drinks for everyone during our work time together. Be sure to wear a hat, bring work gloves if you have them (we have some), bring your own water bottle, and wear protective clothing and closed toe shoes. We will have sun protection and poison ivy protection.

Sign in when you arrive – we have plenty of tasks at varying difficulty and skill levels. We?re excited about making more progress on our ongoing construction and maintenance projects.

Please RSVP if you have not already done so. We need an accurate count of people to expect to make sure we have plenty of food and tools and materials. Thanks! See you shortly after the sun rises on Saturday-

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardian Coordinator


Hello Greenbelt Fans,

The wheel of the year has turned to spring, and we are just weeks away from our most ambitious work day of the year, when we will work at both of our adopted trails for the It’s My Park Day! event sponsored by the Austin Parks Foundation. This is our third year to participate in this program, when citizens all over the city tend to their parks and greenbelts. The Austin Parks Foundation helps recruit volunteers, and provides supplies and snacks and free t-shirts to all participating volunteers.

Your job as a Greenbelt Guardian volunteer is to:

1) Register for this work day on the Austin Parks Foundation website at Scroll through the listed park sites to Barton Creek Greenbelt and select either Gus Fruh Trail or Homedale Trail. The listed Host is the Greenbelt Guardians: Barton Hills Neighborhood Association.

2) Show up at the appropriate trail on Saturday, April 22 and sign in at the host table at the trail entry. Then set to work on one of the available tasks, alongside a diverse, interesting, and genial group of companion volunteers. It?s a great way to celebrate spring!

We are hoping for a healthy turn out to accomplish some much needed tasks at both of our trails. We’ve got a diversity of tasks to suit many skill levels, from clean-up to removal of invasive vegetation to rock wall construction and trail drainage repair. We will have leaders at each site to help orient volunteers to the different tasks. Stan Ostrum of BHNA will lead the work at the Gus Fruh trail site, and Jon Beall of the Save Barton Springs Association will lead the work at the Homedale Trail. I will be shuttling between the two sites.

If you have any questions about this work day, or how to sign up, please contact me. I’d love to hear from you directly in addition to you signing up with the Austin Parks Foundation. Signing up with them will assure that we have plenty of t-shirts and snacks and supplies on hand. Thank you.

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardian Coordinator


Dear Greenbelt Fans,

Stan Ostrum and I just walked the greenbelt trail following the rains, and determined, with John Cook?s agreement, that we would cause more harm than good by proceeding with our work day tomorrow. It’s soggy, and we definitely don’t want deep ruts in our newly refurbished trail!

So, we are rescheduling the trail work day to Saturday, March 4, 9:00 – 2:00, at Gus Fruh Trail, 2642 Barton Hills Drive. I sure hope that the folks who so generously signed up for this work day will be able to work that into your calendars – and that even more of you who had schedule conflicts will be able to join us. We’re avid to complete a couple of the construction projects that we started, and of course, we don’t want the invasive species to have too much more lead time on us.

Please RSVP to me if you will be able to come out on March 4, and I will begin a new roster. Thanks,

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardian Coordinator

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