Watershed Protection Training Workshop Saturday!


Interested in learning more how to help contribute to maintain riparian areas (riverbank and streambank areas) in our shared park spaces around Austin, like Heritage Oaks Park? Check out the event below happening Saturday!

Join Watershed Protection Department staff for a FREE training on developing restoration plans for riparian areas.  This class is hosted by the Austin Parks Foundation and these plans will be required to guide future volunteer efforts in City parks. The class will perform a brief creek walk, evaluate the area for potential restoration and develop a plan based on a restoration template.

Date: December 5, 2015
Time:  9 a.m. – noon
Location:  Dottie Jordan Recreation Center, 2803 Loyola Lane, Austin, TX 78723
Register:   www.givepulse.com/event/14214-Riparian-Restoration-work
Learn more about riparian restoration:  www.austintexas.gov/creekside

Interested In Related Events?
Check out the Creekside Story Blog or volunteer for a Clean Lady Bird Lake event with the Watershed Protection Department. The Clean Lady Bird Lake program, coordinated by Keep Austin Beautiful, invites volunteers to cleanups of the lake every other month. Each event offers a variety of locations to clean, including sites along the shoreline or on the water. Kayaks and standup paddleboards are provided at some on-the-water sites, while other sites allow you to bring your own boat. Shoreline sites are perfect for young volunteers or folks who would like to stay dry.  On-the-water volunteers should be 16 or older and be comfortable around water. Volunteers under age 18 should be accompanied by an adult.

Date: December 12, 2015
Time:  9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: A variety of locations around Lady Bird Lake
Register and more information: www.austintexas.gov/event/volunteer-clean-lady-bird-lake-2
Learn more about the environmental health of Austin lakes: www.austintexas.gov/austinlakes

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