27 Jul
2015

Barton Springs Lifeguard Video is up for a $10,0000 prize — PLEASE VOTE AND SHARE!!!!!

Help the Lifeguards from Barton Springs Pool win a $10,000 prize for our community by voting for their team video in Good Morning America’s Lifguard Surf & Turn Showdown. Go to the link below and vote for the Barton Springs Pool video by clicking on the “Austin, Texas’ Barton Springs Pool Lifeguards” box in the upper right of the screen. PLEASE VOTE AND SHARE!!!

https://gma.yahoo.com/-gma–lifeguard-surf—turf-showdown–vote-for-your-favorite-team-to-compete-for–10k-162753187.html

Barton Springs Life Guard Video Contest

20 Jul
2015

Living Springs Summer Full Moon Screenings

FBSP is going to get the Hollywood Treatment! Well, that may be a *bit* of an exaggeration…but we will be up on the big screen for the 3rd annual Living Springs Documentary full moon screening of 2015! For any new Friends out there, The Living Springs is an interactive documentary project that incorporates stories, history, images, videos, interviews and information about our beloved Barton Springs Pool. Unlike a traditional documentary, this project releases dozens of videos in shorter episodes on the web and at live screenings like this one, that usually focus on a theme or topic about Barton Springs.

So mark your calendars for Friday July 31st at 8:30 pm* to come see if you or your swimming friends made the cut into the episode “Cleaning Day“. This episode is a humorous behind-the-scenes look at the unique stewardship practices that contribute to making the Springs an amazing place for humans and endangered species alike, featuring the Barton Springs lifeguards and staff, and community volunteers from the Friends of Barton Springs pool. That’s us! That’s you! You won’t want to miss it!

“History, science and culture come together in “Barton’s Four Springs,” Most people know Barton Springs as the main pool, but Barton Springs is actually a system of Springs, each with their own special story. Interpretive planner, Clark Hancock shows us some hidden gems all within walking distance of the diving board. Original animations and lively music tie this story together.

Enjoy the amazing underwater world of Barton Springs accompanied by original music created especially for Living Springs by composer Graham Reynolds.

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. After the screening, take a free swim in the Springs and join in the “Keep Austin Weird” tradition of howling at the full moon. No rain date.

This screening coincides with the opportunity for the community to contribute to continue to add to the series. To donate: https://rally.org/livingsprings. Follow us on FB http://on.fb.me/1Gg23kY

*August Full Moon Screening will be held on Saturday August 31st at 8:30 pm.

12 Jul
2015

August 6th Pool Cleaning already?

The spring water quality is improving each day – let’s help the rest of the Barton Springs Pool grounds sparkle and shine! Come help tidy our beautiful pool and surrounding grounds as the weather continues to heat up. You can volunteer by signing up for a 2 hour shift, starting at 10 am or 12:00 pm. Bring some friends. Food and refreshments will be supplied. A big thanks to our partner on this cleaning, Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.! For those that sign up for a 10:00 – 12:00 pm shift, head over to ABGB for a slice of pizza!

You can sign up for the cleaning on VolunteerSpot, by following these easy steps:

1. Click this link, or the button below, to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address:(You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

You can also sign up or direct your questions to president@friendsofbartonspringspool.org

Pool cleanings take place in two-hour increments from 10-12 and 12-2. We need three to ten volunteers for each shift along with experienced volunteers to serve as shift leaders.

At the seasonal monthly pool cleanings, FBSP volunteers scrub rocks, vacuum the pool bottom, clean algae off steps and railings, skim algae off the pool surface, plant flowers and help maintain the pool grounds, paint benches and trim, and generally lend a hand to make the pool and grounds as clean and beautiful as possible.

So come roll up your sleeves, bring a friend, have a snack and enjoy the company of other Barton Springs enthusiasts. We look look forward to seeing you there!

25 Jun
2015

July 2nd Pool Cleaning – A Special “HELL YES” project with ABGB

HellYesBartonSpringsCheers to Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. for partnering with us to help with the clean-up! This month there is a lot of work to do to help get our pool ready for the 4th of July weekend; but it will be an especially fun month to come help clean as everyone who comes to help is invited come enjoy pizza after their shift at ABGB! Click here for more details. Join the Friends of Barton Springs Pool and ABGB on July 2nd for this 1st Thursday pool cleaning. Sign up for a 2 hour shift between 10-2:00 pm to come help clean the pool and then eat pizza!

You can sign up for the cleaning on VolunteerSpot, by following these easy steps:

1. Click this link, or the button below, to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address:(You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

You can also sign up or direct your questions to president@friendsofbartonspringspool.org

Pool cleanings take place in two-hour increments from 10-12 and 12-2. We need three to ten volunteers for each shift along with experienced volunteers to serve as shift leaders.

At the seasonal monthly pool cleanings, FBSP volunteers scrub rocks, vacuum the pool bottom, clean algae off steps and railings, skim algae off the pool surface, plant flowers and help maintain the pool grounds, paint benches and trim, and generally lend a hand to make the pool and grounds as clean and beautiful as possible.

So come roll up your sleeves, bring a friend, have a snack and enjoy the company of other Barton Springs enthusiasts. We look look forward to seeing you there!

3 Jun
2015

Pool Cleaning to Proceed on Thursday (June 4)!

The rain is gone.  The sun is nigh.  And the creek is still running high, but even so, the pool cleaning is still on for Thursday, June 4. There will be more weeding, and weeding, and weeding. Volunteers will also help replace mulch that washed away, trim the muhly grasses, touch up flower beds in the bathhouses and out front, and relocate flood debris.  Come join us between 10 and 2 to help the pool!

19 May
2015

June 4th Pool Cleaning!

Cheers for all the recent rain! But the floods have left our pool in need of even more TLC – so let’s love on our Barton Springs Pool and get it ready for the blazing heat of summer! Join the Friends of Barton Springs on June 4th for our 1st Thursday pool cleaning. Sign up for a 2 hour shift between 10-2:00 pm to come help clean the pool!

You can sign up for the cleaning on VolunteerSpot, by following these easy steps:

1. Click this link, or the button below, to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address:(You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

You can also sign up or direct your questions to president@friendsofbartonspringspool.org

Pool cleanings take place in two-hour increments from 10-12 and 12-2. We need three to ten volunteers for each shift along with experienced volunteers to serve as shift leaders.

At the seasonal monthly pool cleanings, FBSP volunteers scrub rocks, vacuum the pool bottom, clean algae off steps and railings, skim algae off the pool surface, plant flowers and help maintain the pool grounds, paint benches and trim, and generally lend a hand to make the pool and grounds as clean and beautiful as possible.

So come roll up your sleeves, bring a friend, have a snack and enjoy the company of other Barton Springs enthusiasts. We look look forward to seeing you there!

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