AUSTIN – Pease Park Conservancy (PPC) has formally notified the Watershed Protection Department (WPD) that it will oppose any plans for construction of a Shoal Creek flood control tunnel with an intake facility in the park. (See attached a copy of a letter dated August 3, 2016 to WPD Director Joe Pantalion from PPC Chairman Richard Craig)
The Watershed Protection Department is set to conduct a feasibility study based on a 1991 Army Corps of Engineers report that recommended building a flood control tunnel on Shoal Creek with an intake facility located on the east side of the park at...more
KVUE's Brandon Jones
Local Austin television station, KVUE, recently covered Pease Park Conservancy's (PPC) annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Just over 50 volunteers, most making the trek from West Campus down MLK Boulevard. Since 2008, PPC has led volunteer workdays on MLK Day.
This year's tasks varied from removing invasive species, raking flat the mulched trails, mulching and watering newly planted trees, weeding the flowerbeds, and picking up trash along Lamar Boulevard.
"One of the more fulfilling reasons we host workdays is to instill a sense of community and appreciation for...more
September 11, 2016 9am - 12pm
The Texas Wranglers have been coming out to Pease Park since we got our start. They've been the most consistent group of volunteers and we couldn't be more thankful for our partnership.
They will at Pease yet again on Sunday, September 11th from 9:00-noon. They'll tackle a number of projects; from clearing trash and debris, to invasive removal, to trial repair.
Registration will be posted online soon. Hope to see you out there!more
September 10, 2016 9am - 12pm
Long-time Pease Park stewards, Absolute Texxas, will be joining us on Saturday, September 10th from 9am-noon to get Pease into top shape. We will have tasks for all ages and availability.
PPC will provide tools, gloves, first aid equipment, snacks, and refreshments. All you need to do is wear appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes, and bring a positive attitude.
Registration information coming soon!more