Greenbelt Guardians Workday Nov. 6

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Dear neighbors and friends of the Barton Creek Greenbelt,

Due to COVID restrictions, we haven’t been able to hold a workday since February of last year. Now that things have eased up a little, we’re coming out of hibernation with a double-header for the Austin Parks Foundation’s It’s My Park Day – Fall event on Saturday November 06, 2021.

We’ll be working at both the Gus Fruh AND Homedale entrances from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Collins Van Nort will lead the Homedale project and focus on invasive plant removal. I’ll be leading the project at Gus Fruh focusing on trail maintenance.

Please note that these are 2 separate projects, each with a limit of 25 participants. Sign up soon to reserve your spot. Since space is limited though, please don’t register until you’re certain you’re coming and be sure to let us know if you need to cancel.

Registration is open now!

For more information and to register for the Gus Fruh project, please go here.

For more information and to register for the Homedale project, please go here

Thanks in advance to those of you who volunteer, we look forward to seeing you soon!

In other news:

Glee Ingram, who started the Greenbelt Guardians in 2003 and has been overseeing our activities ever since, recently let me know that she’s now officially retired from active duty. It’s been my privilege and pleasure to be her assistant for all these years, so I’ll be carrying on as coordinator, Glee will become founder and coordinator emeritus, and we’ll be looking for one or more new assistants to take on a formal role in keeping the Greenbelt Guardians going. Please let me know if you’re interested.

Our website at www.greenbeltguardians.org has been updated for the first time in a while. I still need to upload the photos from a couple of previous workdays, but everything else should be up to date now including information on the upcoming projects.

The Austin Parks Foundation notified me last week that contract invasive species removal work with the Texas Conservation Corps would be resuming on the Barton Creek Greenbelt in January. We have almost $40K in our TCEQ SEP account that is dedicated to this work, so we’ll coordinate with APF and TXCC to schedule and fund another project as soon as possible.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years in one way or another, we wouldn’t still be here without you!

Stan Ostrum
Greenbelt Guardians

 

2021 ACL Festival Neighborhood Information

The following information was provided by the City of Austin and C3 Presents to help our neighborhood prepare for the upcoming Austin City Limits Music Festival:

ACL Music Festival will take place over two consecutive weekends: Friday, October 1st from 12pm to 10pm, Saturday & Sunday, October 2nd-3rd from 11am to 10pm; and Friday, October 7th from 12pm to 10pm, Saturday & Sunday, October 8th-9th from 11am-10pm.

The attached map offers a high-level overview of the scheduled street closures and transportation options for patrons to travel to Zilker Park from outside the surrounding neighborhoods. Please visit http://www.austintexas.gov/event/austin-city-limits-festival for detailed park access maps.

Barton Springs Pool is open at all times during normal hours. During Festival days parking is protected at the south gate lot off Azie Morton Rd. for pool swimmers. In addition, Auditorium Shores will be open at all times for general and off-leash use.

NEIGHBORHOOD INFO
Neighborhood Call-In Line — 512-806-7907
Noise Complaints — Call the neighborhood call-in line, or 311.
Festival Questions — info@aclfestival.com

ACL 2021 Festival Interactive Map
ACL 2021 Traffic Impact Calendar
ACL 2021 No Parking Maps

 

July 4 Parade details

Hi Neighbors!

We are officially one week away from the 4th of July – can you believe it!    I would like to share the details of the parade:

8:30am – Gather time at Barton Hills Market. 
9:00am – Parade start time (led by Austin Fire Department Station 11 truck – YES !!!)
9:30am – Unofficial gathering at Barton Hills Elementary basketball courts (for those who want to do so) 

*** Travis County Constables, Precinct 5, will be providing security and blocking Barton Hills Drive from Hollow Creek Drive to Homedale Drive.  

Because of Covid still being prevalent and our youngsters under 12 years of age not being vaccinated (according to TX Health and Human Services 59% of residents of Travis County 12 years of age and older are fully vaccinated and 69% have one vaccine) the BHNA will not be holding the formal parade after party at the school.   But, if you do feel comfortable safely gathering with your neighbors at the basketball court please bring a chair and perhaps some water/beverages since the advance weather forecast says 89 degrees and high humidity.  

We are still encouraging everyone (and their pets) to dress in their patriotic garb, and of course for all the kids to decorate their bicycles and wagons.  

Since we are using the Barton Hills Market parking lot I would strongly encourage you to go inside and buy a breakfast taco or two and support our long time neighborhood business that has been so gracious to continually let us stage our parade at their business year after  year. 

If you have any questions or comments please reply.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

David Poisson
BHNA Recording Secretary
BHNA 4th of July Parade Coordinator

 
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