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Lamar Terrace Beautification Effort Scheduled for National Public Lands Day

The Pease Park Conservancy will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26 with its “Beautification of Lamar Terrace” event scheduled from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Lamar Terrace in Pease Park is located southwest of the intersection of 29th Street and Lamar Boulevard. The Conservancy is hosting this event as part of the annual citywide National Public Lands Day volunteer effort coordinated by the Austin Parks Foundation (APD) and Texas Conservation Corps.

The spruce-up activities planned for the Lamar Terrace include mulching, watering new trees, removing invasive species, repairing the hike-and-bike trail, and brush removal. The Conservancy thanks Keith Brown and Austin Tree Experts for contributing the mulch that will be used in this beautification effort.

Mutual Mobile, Global Medical Training, and the Texas Iron Spikes are three companies or service organizations that have committed to pitch in at the Lamar Terrace event.

The Conservancy and APD will provide tools and gloves for use at the event, though volunteers are encouraged to bring their own (including wheelbarrows) to avoid any shortages. Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-toe footwear and long pants. The Conservancy will provide bottled water, breakfast snacks, and free Conservancy t-shirts to everyone who lends a hand. Event attendees may park at the Senior Activity Center, 2874 Shoal Crest Ave., which is located east of the park across Lamar Boulevard.

National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort benefiting parks, trails, and green spaces across the country. Last year, almost 1,000 volunteers participated in the event at 38 sites in Austin and Travis County. “We’re hoping for an even bigger turnout this year,” said Andy Gill, the Conservancy’s Executive Director.

Volunteers are requested to register for the “Beautification of Lamar Terrace” event on the APD website. APD will host an appreciation party with refreshments and prizes (including free tickets to the Austin City Limits Music Festival) for everyone who participated in APD-sponsored events across the city and county. Registrants will receive an email prior to National Public Lands Day providing details about this party.