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  • Austin Parks Foundation

  • It's My Park Day - Fall

  • Impacts

    Brentwood park TLC Day - Fall

    Helped lead a great group of volunteers! We lost several volunteers between 10:30 am & 11:00 am, with almost 1/2 of our mulch pile left. The remaining volunteers worked very hard to complete the mulch mission, and did so with flying colors. Our multiple projects went well & the park is looking great.
    We were disappointed to see how many of our previously reported dead trees were still standing.

    Gave 5.00 hours on 11/04/2023 with Austin Parks & Recreation, Austin Parks Foundation, Austin, Texas - Your City Government, It's My Park Day - Spring, Zilker Botanical Garden
    Brentwood Park TLC - Spring 2023

    Event went very smoothly!
    A Great bunch of effective volunteers helped get things done quickly and effeciently.

    Gave 4.00 hours on 03/04/2023
    Brentwood Park Mulching and Weeding
    Spring Fling at Stillhouse Hollow Nature Preserve
    Renaming Celebration for Louis René Barrera Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary

    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.

    Gave 3.00 hours on 10/20/2019 with Austin Parks & Recreation, Austin Parks Foundation, Austin, Texas - Your City Government
    OPEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary Bioblitz and Seed Collection!

    A fine memorial work day!
    Rene` would have been proud at the turnout.
    He will be missed !
    His Infectious Enthusiasm will be missed !

    Gave 3.00 hours on 06/01/2019
    IMPD 2019 at Brentwood Park

    Supervised the spreading of 40 cubic yards, was assisted by 2 VERY helpful FOBP members, Dave S. and Bradley.
    We had some of the best distribution of mulch in many years (well over 100 trees)! Many root collars were cleared and many trees finally got much out to their drip lines!
    Thanks to the over 80 volunteers that showed up, ready to work, to make their (our) park a better place!

    Gave 6.00 hours on 03/02/2019 with Austin Parks & Recreation, Austin Parks Foundation, It's My Park Day - Fall
    IMPD Brentwood Park

    As the mulching leader...
    Fewer tools and fewer volunteers this time around. But those that came did an amazing job of spreading the 2 large piles of mulch, clearing many root collars that were in desperate need and even had the Daisy and Girl Scouts put out 98 pin flags marking as many ant hives around the park.
    A Successful Fall IMPD 2018 at Brentwood Park!

    Gave 4.50 hours on 11/03/2018 with Austin Parks Foundation
    Brentwood Park TLC - Spring 2018

    Having led the mulching efforts, I feel we were successful. We spread the 18CY of mulch in 1:20. The group moved on to root collar clearing, and did a great job on a lot of trees that really needed it. There were still plenty of trees that could have been mulched.
    I would say that we should order 36cy (2 truck loads) of mulch each IMPD. We have consistently had good numbers of volunteers and finished early. We did that in the fall and we finished by 11:30am.

    Gave 4.00 hours on 03/03/2018 with Austin Parks Foundation, It's My Park Day - Fall
    Brentwood Park Fall Workday

    More mulch and less volunteers than expected. We had hoped for the extra mulch and we actually received it - yea! The volunteers that did show up did a great job on the distribution and spreading of the mulch in very short time frame - WOW & Kudos to them!
    I need to be more firm and assertive in the initial gathering of all the mulching volunteers, to lay out the methods, the plans and expectations. They scattered too far and wide too quickly to regather them.

    Gave 3.50 hours on 11/04/2017 with Austin Parks Foundation