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Austin Community Trees Project

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 to Saturday, November 15th, 2014

About

PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Shared WithTreeFolks
Age Limit18 and up
Description
The Austin Community Tree (ACT) program is a neighborhood tree planting program that focuses on reducing the Urban Heat Island effect by planting more trees on private property. The addition of trees can cool daytime temperatures in neighborhoods. The ACT program is offered free to eligible neighborhoods and is a partnership among neighborhoods, the Planning and Development Review Department, Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Energy.

ACT offers between 8 and 10 different species of large shade and small understory trees. Trees can be planted on private property and not in a designated public right of way. This program seeks to encourage biodiversity through a varied tree palate, and stresses the importance of planting the right tree in the right place (i.e. small, understory trees are planted near utility lines). This year the ACT program will be offering trees in North Austin
Requirements
Volunteers should wear walking shoes or sneakers, bring work gloves, hats, sunscreen, & water
PerksFood and beverages until we run out.
Parking DetailsParking on site and in the neighborhood
CausesCommunity Environment
GivePulse
17 Positions Filled | 6 Impacts | 22 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (4)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Sep 27 8:00am
End: Sat, Sep 27 2:00pm
Volunteers walk through assigned area and offer trees to eligible property sites
Distribute door hangers to eligible property sites
Write down data for each property offered a tree
Volunteers should wear walking shoes or sneakers, bring work gloves, hats, sunscreen, & water


Settlement Home for Children – https://goo.gl/maps/WMo6H, 1607 Colony Creek Drive,, Austin, TX 78758
2/200Over
Start: Sat, Nov 08 8:00am
End: Sat, Nov 08 2:00pm
Volunteers walk through neighborhood to homes that responded to tree offer and mark tree placement with a flag(s) in the yard
Volunteers should wear walking shoes or sneakers, bring work gloves, hats, sunscreen, & water


Settlement Home for Children – https://goo.gl/maps/WMo6H, 1607 Colony Creek Drive,, Austin, TX 78758
3/100Over
Start: Fri, Nov 14 8:00am
End: Fri, Nov 14 12:00pm
Volunteers will assist with unloading and staging trees. This will be in preparation for the following day when we deliver & plant the trees

Volunteers should wear sneakers or sturdy shoes, bring work gloves, hats, sunscreen & water


Principe de Paz Baptist Church - https://goo.gl/maps/nhMms, 1204 Payton Gin Rd. Austin, TX 78758, Austin, TX 78758
5/20Over
Start: Sat, Nov 15 8:00am
End: Sat, Nov 15 3:00pm
Volunteers will assist with delivering trees and planting trees in the NACA neighborhood

Pick-up trucks needed!

Volunteers should bring work gloves, hats, sunscreen, & water

**Volunteers can come at anytime during the day starting at 8:00am.


Principe de Paz Baptist Church - https://goo.gl/maps/WMo6H, 1204 Payton Gin Rd, Austin, TX 78758, Austin, TX 78758
7/250Over

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Margaret Valenti wrote on September 5th, 2014

For more information about the Austin Community Tree Program go here: http://austintexas.gov/department/community-trees

We look forward to you coming out and helping to keep Austin's Neighborhoods Cool!