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Down & Dirty in Dillo - Lamar Terrace Edition

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Positions4 Remaining
Close DateFebruary 7th, 2016 or when space runs out.
Shared WithAustin Parks & Recreation
Age LimitAll Ages
Description
Join us Saturday (2/6) morning at 9:00am to get the lawn at Lamar Terrace in top shape for the upcoming spring and summer months. We've never spread Dillo Dirt on this field so it will make great improvements in building up topsoil and fertilizing the turf. We'll also be doing general trash pick-up and cleaning up Shoal Creek.

We will meet at the southwest corner of 29th and Lamar, just down from the sidewalk where you access the Shoal Creek Trail. PPC provides all the tools and gloves necessary so volunteers are just asked to wear clothes and footwear appropriate for outdoor work.

Wonder what Dillo Dirt is and why it's so important to the park? Here's a great summary from Austin Water:

Each year, thousands of tons of biosolids are anaerobically digested and composted with yard trimmings into an EPA-certified soil conditioner called Dillo Dirt.

Dillo Dirt is a compost made by the City of Austin since 1989. If you know Austin, you will not be surprised to learn that it was the first program of its kind in the state and one of the oldest in the nation. All yard trimmings collected curbside across the City as well as some of our treated sewage sludge are combined and composted to create Dillo Dirt. The heat generated in composting (130 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit) is sufficient to eliminate human and plant pathogens. After active composting for over a month, our compost is "cured" for several months, then screened to produce finished Dillo Dirt.

Dillo Dirt™ easily meets all Texas and EPA requirements for "unrestricted" use, which even includes vegetable gardens, if you desire. Like many other composts, Dillo Dirt™ has many benefits to the soil. Composts add to the organic matter in the soil, reducing watering. Organic matter feeds the microbes in the soil, making a more healthy environment. Dillo Dirt™ is made from totally recycled materials, and this recycling is less expensive to citizens than landfilling these materials.

Questions: Call Tim at (512) 949-9890
Requirements
Please dress for outdoor activity
PerksDrinks and snacks provided.
Parking DetailsPlease find parking at the senior center located at 2874 Shoal Crest and walk to meeting site at southwest corner of Lamar and 29th st.
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11 Positions Filled | 10 Impacts | 31 Hours

Location: Please find parking at the senior center and walk to meeting site located at the southwest corner of Lamar and 29th, 2874 Shoal Crest, Austin, TX 78705