I did not pick up for four hours within the time frame, but I always pick up trash when I am in a park. It is a continual process. Thanks for the reminders about our parks and all of the good work that you all do.
I think the small number of us there were dedicated workers! We accomplished quite a bit of trash pick up. We may have also influenced some hikers and runners to look into Austin Parks Foundation.
The food forest is wonderful! The people who guided the volunteers such as I was were friendly, kind, and helpful. Unfortunately, I had taken my 7 year old grandson with me. He had enjoyed the two previous It's My Park Days that he attended, but he was not enjoying the gardening. He did enjoy helping to dig a large hole. I do not want him to have a negative view of this type of activity, so we left after a short period of time. Perhaps small doses at a time will bring him around. I very much enjoyed the time and work that were available to me.
Things moved rather slowly. I thought there was going to be more discussion about the park, but perhaps the rain prevented us from going in the intended direction, the Violet Crown Trial, where there would be more to to describe. Also, my grandchildren were distracted by the Splash Exhibition, so we took an early detour.
I took my six-year-old grandson who said he wants to do this every time it comes up in the future. He told his mother that he enjoyed scrubbing the posts. (We removed graffiti from the trail markers.) I run the trail every Sunday, so I was glad to give something for that privilege.