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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:
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 Ingram
Greenbelt Guardians Coordinator
(512) 441-3278


BHNA General Meeting Tuesday July 28



Please attend the quarterly meeting of the Barton Hills Neighborhood Association on Tuesday, July 28th, at St. Marks Episcopal Church. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm and the meeting will start at 7:00pm.

BHNA Treasurer David Poisson will preside over the meeting. The City Council has appointed me to the Planning Commission. It meets that night, so I cannot be at the BHNA meeting. BHNA Vice-President Carlisle Hamling will be out of town that night, so presiding officer duties have fallen to David.

The agenda is as follows:

1. Meeting convenes.

2. Brief announcements.

3. Discussion of BHNA elections at the October 2016 BHNA meeting. Request for volunteers to serve on Nominations Committee to recruit 2016 officers.

4. Committee and Officer Reports:

Austin Neighborhoods Council
Area Development
Neighborhood Park Improvement
Neighborhood Watch
Emergency Preparedness
Community Partnerships

5. Presentation regarding possible bond proposition for a new Civil and Family Courts Complex.

6. Presentation regarding future parking plans for Austin City Limits and other major events in Zilker Park.

7. Other business.

Tom Nuckols
BHNA President


Neighborhood 4th of July Parade

Photo by Leah Golden

The July 4 Neighborhood Parade is an annual Barton Hills tradition not to be missed! Mark your calendars now to meet at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30 AM on July 4 with your decorated bike, stroller, wagon, or pet. The Parade down Barton Hills Drive to the Barton Hills Elementary playground starts at 9:00 AM.

Guest Marshals for the 22nd annual BHNA 4th of July parade are Sunny and John Luther. After arrival at the playground Scouts will present the colors and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. We’ll sing the national anthem and enjoy games, cookies, cold watermelon, ice cream, and snow cones. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated float, vehicle, bike, pet, and more.

BHNA Parade Committee Chair Carol Mann is seeking volunteers to help with this festive event. You can contact her at

Be sure to thank our generous 2015 Parade Sponsors!

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