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Restore the creekside habitat in Quail Creek Neighborhood Park

Saturday, March 12th, 2016 from 8:00am to 11:30am


Positions0 Remaining
Close DateMar 11, 2016 12:00am or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up

We made great progress March 5 on restoring a native habitat to an acre of Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. But native habitats don't work well unless they are widespread and interconnected. So it's important to help others jump-start projects like ours throughout the Walnut Creek watershed. This Saturday, we have a chance to do just that with Keep Austin Beautiful and residents of the Rundberg neighborhood. They'll be working on one phase of a long-term project to restore a better habitat to the creek in Quail Creek Park.

This weekend the focus is creek restoration. They're particularly in need of people who have experience planting trees and plants. If you have any gardening experience at all, the short training at 8:30 a.m. will tell you all you need to know to guide a small group of people through the planting project. If you think you can do that, sign up as a Planting Supervisor and be there at 8:30 a.m. for the orientation.

If just helping out is more your style, sign up as a Volunteer and be there by 9:00 a.m. We anticipate that our work will be finished by noon. I bet you'll get to show others how a weed wrench works, too. If you sign up here, too, I'll know to look for you, and you'll be able to add this event to your impacts here in GivePulse.

Supervisor or volunteer, your help will help the local residents have a successful project. That success will help them build momentum and convince more neighbors to join future projects. This project is relevant to our work because Quail Creek flows into Little Walnut Creek, and Little Walnut Creek flows into Walnut Creek at the eastern edge of Austin, near the Colorado River.

Wear long pants and close-toed shoes. If you have a pair of comfortable work gloves, it would be a good idea to bring them, too. Poison ivy is probably less of a concern than we're used to in Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, but it never hurts to be prepared. This area is out in the open, so wear whatever protection from the sun you need, too.

A cheerful attitude, and eagerness to help a neighborhood come together to care for their public spaces.
PerksA warm feeling of having done good stuff for your community. Also, we might go out for lunch when we're done.
Parking DetailsI'm pretty sure the only parking is along the curb on Mearns Meadow. You might want to park as close to Rutland as you can, because the creek where we will be working runs along Rutland as it passes through the park.
CausesCommunity Environment
SkillsCleanups Landscaping Mulching Planting and Gardening
3 Positions Filled | 3 Impacts | 10 Hours

A few people you will meet...

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Location: The pin on the map is nowhere near the location. It's quite a bit farther south, west of Lamar and on the north side of Rutland. Look for the Keep Austin Beautiful gathering. I suspect it will be near the creek, which is on the Rutland side of the park., Quail Creek Neighborhood Park, 1101 Mearns Meadow Drive, Austin, TX 78758