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Armadillo Park Maintenance & Butterfly-cation!

Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm


PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Age LimitAll Ages

The Armadillo Park Neighborhood Association’s (APNA) Armadillo Park Committee is excited to be partnering with Austin Parks Foundation (APF) and Austin Parks and Recreation (PARD) for It’s My Park Day 2016.  The residents of our community have worked very hard and have come a long way in the past few years to help make Armadillo Park the beautiful “natural preserve” type neighborhood park that it is today.

We want to take advantage of this opportunity of working with APF to perform some necessary maintenance on existing elements in our park and to help create a butterfly habitat!  Our mini-projects shall include:

  • ·         Spreading mulch on those trees, small trees, and shrubs in our park that as of yet have not been mulched. Also spreading a little additional mulch in those areas of recent plantings that had lost their mulch due to the heavy rains last autumn.
  • ·         Remove weeds that have sprung up inside our crushed granite footpaths. Also remove weeds that have sprung up inside the recently planted beds.
  • ·         Spread and tamp wildflower seed in the designated “grow zone”.
  • ·         Create a butterfly flower garden within the designated “grow zone”; this area shall be planted with a variety of native flower seedlings specifically selected to maximize the availability of blooms in different seasons. If available, Antelope Horn Milkweed seedlings will be among those selected to help promote a habitat for Monarchs.
  • ·         Plant two native, butterfly-friendly bush or shrubs within the “grow zone”.

No requirements! We do, however, recommend the following:
- Wear sensible outdoor-work clothing and sunscreen.
- Bring your gardening gloves or work gloves if you have them.
- We can sometimes be short of gardening/yard-work hand tools; please feel free to bring your own if you have any (no electric or gas powered tools allowed.)
- Please note that there are not restrooms available at this site.
- This is a family-friendly event but please note that childcare will not be provided on site.
- As we move towards a zero-waste environment, we will be providing water but hope to minimize using disposable cups--please bring a portable water bottle.
PerksSnacks and other perks will be available on site for volunteers.
People who register at least a week in advance will also receive a free T-shirt.
Parking DetailsParking along the street
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Location: 910 Armadillo Rd, Austin, TX 78745, United States

Shifts (1)

General RegistrationSat, Mar 05 10:00amSat, Mar 05 2:00pm18/23Over