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Community Engagement Day: 360 Cleanup

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 from 9:00am to 11:00am (CT)
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Registration ClosesJan 8, 2020 4:00pm or when space runs out.
Description

Join Keep Austin Beautiful staff for a morning of service along Loop 360! While we love the holiday spirit, inevitably the decorations have to come down to keep our city clean and our trees healthy. Removing the leftover decorations is a priority for Keep Austin Beautiful due to the concern for the surrounding environment. The festive accessories pose a potential threat to wildlife that may mistake the ornaments for food and for the nearby Bull Creek as the items come loose and wash into the creek.

We will be cleaning up the tree decorations along 360.  Most of the decorations are between Bee Caves Rd and 183 on Highway 360.  When visiting a location, we ask volunteers to pull as far off of the shoulder as possible (in many cases there is an area you can park next to the shoulder on the grass) and use your hazard lights.  Be wary of cyclists when you pull off the highway.  Some of the decorations are located on trees that are near the edge of a cliff.  Please use extreme caution if you decide to remove these decorations.

Requirement Details
Volunteers should come prepared to work outside on uneven terrain. Please be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty or wet. Closed toed shoes are required and long pants are recommended. We also do not provide water bottles so please bring a full reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
PerksWe will have coffee & hot chocolate available for volunteers at the meeting spot!
Parking DetailsThere will be parking along the street. We will also be asking volunteers to drive along the highway to remove the decor. We highly encourage volunteers to carpool together!
CausesAnimals Community Conservation Environment Sustainability
SkillsCleanups
Sustainable Development Goals
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220 Positions Filled | 117 Impacts | 234 Hours

Location: We will meet in the empty parking lot along Winding Ridge Blvd near Canyon Springs Apartment Complex and from their disperse to various sites., 7700 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78731

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Emily Kraeske wrote on January 10th, 2020

Hi everyone,

Thank you all so much for your interest in this year's 360 Cleanup! We have been amazed and inspired by how many Austinites are wanting to help keep our city clean and beautiful.

This volunteer opportunity is at capacity and no additional volunteers are needed. While assessing volunteer needs along 360 earlier this week, Keep Austin Beautiful staff found that not many trees still have decorations on them! There will be much less work needed than we anticipated before the holidays.

Keep Austin Beautiful has several other upcoming opportunities that still need volunteers! Visit our website to learn more about our other volunteer opportunities and register to serve: https://keepaustinbeautiful.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Thank you all for your interest in volunteering with Keep Austin Beautiful!