Cleanup at area parks for It’s My Park Day

The Austin Parks Foundation’s annual It’s My Park Day attracts thousands of volunteers who show Austin Parks some love, and Saturday, March 2, is your chance to make an area park your Valentine.

If you’d like to volunteer, please register online and join your neighbors at one of these area parks.

Mabel Davis Park

What: Pick up trash around the trail, pond and skate park. If you have canoe or kayak skills, you can also help with a pond cleanup.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 2 (rain date: March 3)
Where: 3427 Parker Lane

Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for a cleanup at Mabel Davis Park. (Photo from Google.)

Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for a cleanup at Mabel Davis Park. Click to enlarge. (Image from Google.)

Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park

What: Pick up trash and  remove invasive bamboo behind Krieg Fields
When: 9 a.m. to noon March 2 (rain date: March 3)
Where: 400 Grove Blvd.
More information: Country Club Creek Trail cleanup

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday for a cleanup at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park. Click to enlarge. (Photo from Google.)

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday for a cleanup at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park. Click to enlarge. (Photo from Google.)

Both projects

What to bring: Closed-toed shoes, long pants, reusable water bottle
What’s provided: Tools, gloves and water, plus T-shirts for those who register
How to get a free T-shirt: When you register online, you’ll receive a shirt and give the organizer an accurate head count. Even if registration is closed, you can still join in this worthy effort.

Update: Volunteers at Mabel Davis Park planted two cypress trees at the pond, filled 50 garbage bags with trash, and disposed of automotive parts, about a dozen tires, homeless camp debris, a bicycle and a post for an electric street crossing. The next citywide cleanup of this kind will be Keep Austin Beautiful’s Clean Sweep on April 13.

The pond in Mabel Davis Park. Photo by Mathew Sturtevant.

Mabel Davis Park pond before the cleanup. Photo by Mathew Sturtevant. (Click to enlarge)

Mabel Davis Park pond after the cleanup. Photo by Mathew Sturtevant.

Mabel Davis Park pond after the cleanup. Photo by Mathew Sturtevant. (Click to enlarge)

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About burlyheights

C. Forrest is a longtime resident of Burleson Heights.
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