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Dillo Day at Pease Park!

Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Positions14 Remaining
Close DateFebruary 21st, 2016 or when space runs out.
Shared WithAustin Parks & Recreation
Age LimitAll Ages
Description
It's that time of year again, time to get Dillo Dirt on the field at Pease Park! Join us Saturday (2/20) morning at 9:00am to get the field in top shape for the upcoming spring and summer months. We'll also be doing some general trash pick-up and flowerbed maintenance.

The plan is to meet near the historic picnic tables at 1100 Kingsbury. 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 DetailsYou will be able to find parking along the street and in the parking lot near 1100 Kingsbury.
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16 Positions Filled | 5 Impacts | 15 Hours

Location: 1100 Kingsbury, Austin, TX 78703