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Greetings Greenbelt Fans,

Our first work day for 2016 year is right around the corner, on Saturday, March 5. We will be participating in the citywide It’s My Park Day event, along with many other park adopter groups at other parks around the city. Our work event is scheduled from 8:45 am to noon, at the Homedale entry to the Greenbelt, which is located behind Barton Hills Elementary School at 2010 Homedale Drive.

We will be set up for registration, breakfast tacos fortification, and orientation for tasks by our team leaders at 8:45 am, at the trail entry. Then team leaders will lead the volunteers to the work sites, with the necessary tools, and the fun begins: weeding and repairing the edge rocks along trail, removing Nandina and Ligustrum plants with weed wrenches and shovels, clearing rock and debris from the switchback trail, repairing some of the wood railings, blocking erosive short cut paths, working on the retaining walls that support the wood bridge, graffiti removal and trash pick up.

We hope many of you will come join us for some productive fun in the woods. All who are registered in advance will get a tee shirt to commemorate the occasion.

Go to the Austin Parks Foundation website to register: https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/15554-Barton-Creek-Greenbelt-Homedale-Access-w-Greenbelt-Guardians

We’re looking forward to a great work day!

Glee Ingram and Stan Ostrum
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinators
gleeful@earthlink.net
sostrum@austin.rr.com
http://greenbeltguardians.org

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Greenbelt Fans,

It’s time to contribute some TLC to our treasured Barton Creek Greenbelt, after it has endured both record-breaking spring rains and summer heat. We will be focusing our attention on the areas of the greenbelt accessed by the Gus Fruh entry. It will be great to get back to work on this special part of the trail, in celebration of National Public Lands Day, on Saturday, September 26, from 9 am to noon.

The link to sign up on the Austin Parks Foundation website is: http://austinparks.org/multi-project-list.html?eventid=994&pid=07205adf7775890b
There will also be other volunteer groups working in other areas along the greenbelt trail on this special day.

We will get some auxiliary help with invasive plant removal from the Texas Conservation Corps, thanks to a grant awarded to the Greenbelt Guardians. We will also focus on repairing some of the trail ruts and washout caused by the heavy rainstorms. There’s lots of pruning back needed for tree and shrub growth extending into the trail, plus some stepping stone and masonry repairs on both sides of the swimming hole. And there are a few repairs needed to the wood rails alongside the steep slopes along the switchback entry trail.

Thanks to our Barton Hills Neighborhood Association, we will provide tasty tacos to energize us for our work. Our team leaders will provide guidance and instruction for all of the tasks, and we will provide the necessary tools and supplies for the work to be done. It’s a good idea to bring your own favorite set of work gloves, and wear close-toed shoes, long sleeves & long pants for protection.

Thanks for your support!

Glee

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 441-3278
gleeful@earthlink.net
http://greenbeltguardians.org

 

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We are getting geared up for our annual National Trails Day celebration by hosting a work day on Saturday, June 6, at the Homedale Trail section of the Barton Creek Greenbelt – assuming that we have a break in this long spell of rain! We are all anxious to get outside and do some physical labor on behalf of this gift of public land.

We will start sign-in and a breakfast tacos boost at 8:45 am, and organize into project teams at 9:00 am. Our work will include trail repairs and drainage improvements, invasives removal, graffiti treatment, and gathering trash and debris. We provide the necessary tools and supplies and team leaders.

Be sure to bring a water bottle and wear protective clothing (long sleeves and pants, socks and sturdy shoes). We provide tools and supplies and team leaders for the work tasks.

Register through the Austin Parks Foundation website:
http://austinparks.org/multi-project-list.html?eventid=936&pid=b7bdfdc31d8bbf90&action=selectproject

We look forward to working with you!

Glee Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 441-3278
gleeful@earthlink.net
http://greenbeltguardians.org

 
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