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On March 7, the Greenbelt Guardians are leading a work day at the Gus Fruh entry of the Barton Creek Greenbelt, at 2642 Barton Hills Drive. We will be working on the trail from 9 am to noon. We are excited to get the trail back in shape and manage the weeds and invasives that are proliferating after the torrential rains of the winter season.

On our planning walk we identified four priorities:

  1. Entry area weeding, pruning of overgrowth into trail, and stone edging repair;
  2. Packed Granite mix repairs on switchback trail areas eroded by heavy rains;
  3. Repairs of drainage dips and native stone catch basins,
  4. Removal of invasive Nandina and Ligustrum plants using weed wrenches and shovels.

We will be working with our longtime partner John Cook, who is volunteering after his formal retirement from COA-PARD, and our new COA staff partners from the PARD-Park Rangers Department. We will have the tools and team leaders and welcoming breakfast tacos ready for our volunteers. We look forward to another great work day.

Please go to www.austinparks.org to register. Our group is listed as: Gus Fruh entrance, Barton Creek Greenbelt | Greenbelt Guardians.

We will be among 90 other park improvement activities on this It’s My Park Day, organized by the Austin Parks Foundation. It’s a citywide celebration of our parks! Come and enjoy some good exertion in a beautiful setting with like-minded nature lovers.

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

 

Ann Kitchen speaks at BHNA General Meeting

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New Austin City Council member and Barton Hills resident, Ann Kitchen, speaks to neighbors at the January BHNA quarterly meeting, inviting input and participation from our neighborhood and all in her district. Photo by Kay Killen

 

BHNA General Meeting Tuesday Jan. 27

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NEIGHBORS–BHNA meets Tuesday, January 27th, at St. Mark’s Church. As usual, we’ll serve dinner at 6:00 pm and start the BHNA meeting at 7:00 pm. The agenda:

1. Presentation on the South Lamar Corridor Study. Here’s your opportunity to tell the City what you think and/or want to ask the City about the problems the apartments being built on Lamar.

2, A dialog with District 5 City Council Member (and, coincidentally, Barton Hills resident) ANN KITCHEN about our and her priorities for District 5 for the next few years.

3. A discussion, but no action, on proposals for INCREASING INVOLVEMENT in BHNA decisions, including offering child care for attendees at BHNA meetings, online voting, or other measures.

4. A discussion, but no action, on whether Barton Hills should pursue approval of a NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN by the City of Austin.

The subject matter of this meeting is much more meaty than most, so if you’re deciding whether this is one you should make time for, I’m telling you that it is.

Regards,
Tom
BHNA Prez

 
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