Welcome to the South River City Citizens!

Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 7th at 7:15 pm at Life in the City United Methodist Church (formerly Grace UMC) at 205 East Monroe St. All are welcome! Interested in updates from SRCC? Sign up for our Monthly Update emails to get updates on local events and key issues. Want to be a voting member? Click here for  membership details .

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……part of Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) Adopt-a- Creek program, in partnership with Austin Watershed Protection

Note: there are about 30 people already on the Stacy Scouts email list to draw on for clean-ups. The need at present is for a new team leader, to organize clean-up days and contact volunteers.

What's involved:

  • “Adopt” at least ¼ mile segment of an Austin creek for at least 2 years. In late 2012 the Stacy Scouts adopted Blunn Creek between Big and Little Stacy Parks.
  • Conduct at least 4 creek and creek-side cleans-ups per year. Two of these can be in conjunction with KAB Clean Sweep in April and It's My Park Day (Austin Parks Foundation event) in November.

KAB provides:

  • Guidance for planning cleans-ups and trash collection.
  • Supplies – trash bags, gloves, long-handled grabbers, etc,
  • Tools and technical assistance for creek restoration projects, removal of non-native plants (e.g. Ligustrum,etc.)

Contact Sandy Booth for more information at sdbooth@sbcglobal.net

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SRCC General Membership Meeting Minutes — April 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018 7:15 PM
205 E. MONROE, AUSTIN, TEXAS (formerly Grace UMC)

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Park Cleanups Next Saturday for Keep Austin Beautiful Day

Saturday April 14th is Keep Austin Beautiful Day. This event is hosted each year by Keep Austin Beautiful, and was previously named Clean Sweep. The goal is for volunteers to remove trash and beautify local parks.

This is a great opportunity to spend some time with neighbors and make a difference in the neighborhood.

There are 2 parks within the SRCC area that are participating:

  • Heritage Oaks Park is a pocket park in the SRCC area east of I-35. Richard Whymark (richard@apiproductions.com) gave us an update on this park at the April SRCC meeting. On KAB Day from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM volunteers are going to clean beer cans out of the bamboo, pull trash out of the pond, and pick up micro-trash from the grass.
  • Please join the Blunn Creek Partnership for a Keep Austin Beautiful volunteer day at Blunn Creek Nature Preserve, this coming Saturday, April 14th, from 8:30 AM to noon. We will meet at 1100 St. Edward’s Drive, the southwest entrance to the Preserve, to do another round of removing invasives, planting natives, and doing general clean-up and fix-up. Please come! Thanks, David Todd

Here’s a flyer with more info about the Heritage Oaks volunteer day:

Here’s a link to the Keep Austin Beautiful website’s page about KAB Day:

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Provide Feedback on Art in Public Places Coming to Little Stacy Park

At the April 2nd SRCC General Membership meeting, Marjorie Flanagan with Art in Public Places (AIPP) presented about the AIPP component of the ongoing Little Stacy Park Improvement Project. The presentation included some information about the AIPP program and process, as well as specific thoughts related to the Little Stacy project.

Here is a link to the presentation.

Marjorie is asking for feedback from neighborhood members about the preferred location and goals for the artwork. You can contact Marjorie directly at Marjorie.Flanagan@austintexas.gov. Please provide any feedback by April 30th.

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Ms. Roberston’s Retirement Party

Lisa Robertson, the principal at Travis Heights Elementary, is retiring at the end of this school year.  We’ll have a community celebration, Friday, April 27th from 4-6pm.  Please spread the word.  She has touched many lives in our neighborhood.

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