Category Archives: Parks and Environment

The Parks and Environment Committee is responsible to address issues relating to development, maintenance, and regulation of public parks. The Committee also addresses issues relating to environmental concerns such as pollution, noise, erosion control, aquifer protection and tree preservation.
Parklands within SRCC include Little and Big Stacy Parks and pools, the Blunn Creek Greenbelt Trail connecting them, the Blunn Creek Nature Preserve which is being transformed steadily from an overgrown thicket back to native habitat. Other areas include the Heritage Oaks Park located at Parker Lane and Windoak Drive, and a wildflower trail between Academy Drive and Drake Avenue.

CALL FOR A LEADER FOR THE STACY SCOUTS – BLUNN CREEK STEWARDS

……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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Pipeline Problems at St. Edward’s/Sherwood Oaks Neighborhood

This past summer, work began at the south end of East Side Dr. on the St. Edwards University property where there was an underground high pressure natural gas pipeline. The pipeline has been there for at least half a century … Continue reading

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2018 Bond Task Force Public Input

The City of Austin’s Bond Election Advisory Task Force is seeking public input in advance of offering its recommendations to city council for a bond package to go to voters in 2018. The council specifically directed city staff and the … Continue reading

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