Was such a great experience!!! Loved being able to give back to our local community.
A somber, yet celebratory event dedicating the Renaming of the Louis Rene` Barrera IndianGrass Wildlife Preserve and new signage. Council Member Leslie Poole presented the sign dedication and designated October 20, 2019 Louis Rene` Barrera Day. Many family, friends, co-workers and volunteers spoke about the impacts Rene` had on them and on the Austin Community and it's Nature Preserves.
Several different volunteer opportunities were available, and I chose seed gathering and iNaturalist Observations.
I thought the event was thoughtful, powerful, and really encapsulated the values Rene lived by.
The event was a sweet tribute to a generous, trail-blazing city employee.