AUSTIN- With 2016 coming to a close, we're thankful for the hundreds of volunteers who came out to Pease Park this year to help us in our efforts to beautify the park and greenbelt. Since 2008 the Conservancy has been organizing and managing volunteer workdays to restore, and now enhance, Pease Park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt.
All told, nearly a thousand volunteers participated in over 30 volunteer days in 2016. Tasks ranged from picking up trash, mulching trees, removing invasive species, removing graffiti, planting new trees, spreading wildflower and native grass seed, to hauling debris out of Shoal Creek. Volunteers worked in Pease Park, the Shoal Creek Greenbelt, and along Lamar Boulevard.
True to our roots, we're already planning for 2017. We currently have 4 volunteer opportunities posted to our volunteer events page. We hope you'll consider registering for an upcoming workday. The volunteer page is regularly updated and workdays will be continually added.
Large groups and businesses should contact Tim Eischen at teischen(AT)peasepark.org to schedule a date and discuss tasks.
Folks interested in supporting our volunteer program are encouraged to make a donation so we can sustain this beloved program. Funds will help us purchase trees, flowers, seed, as well as new tools and gloves.