26 Mar
2015

New Board Member — Ricky Martinez

At the March FBSP Board Meeting on March 24, 2015, we elected the Ricky Martinez to serve on the board as our Advocacy Chair.  As always, we are delighted to bring the passion and volunteer spirit of Ricky to the Friends of Barton Springs Pool board, and look forward to working with him to a help return the pool to its rightful glory.

24 Mar
2015

1st Thursday Pool Cleanings are Back!

Join us next week, April 2nd, for the return of our 1st Thursday pool cleanings! With the bluebonnets bursting out along the highways, aren’t you just aching to dig your hands into some dirt or get wet in some spring water? Here’s your chance! Sign up for a 2 hour shift between 10-2:00 pm.

If you plan on attending, please email president@friendsofbartonspringspool.org to RSVP!

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

1. Click this link 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.

Pool cleanings take place in two-hour 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!

23 Mar
2015

FBSP Board Meeting — March 24, 2015 at Hopfields

The next FBSP Board Meeting will be Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 pm at Hopfields (3110 Guadalupe).

Hope to see you there!

8 Mar
2015

Barton Springs Pool Spring Cleaning — Thanks for Helping!

The rescheduled Barton Springs Pool Spring Cleaning on Saturday, March 7, was a great success and fun outing.  Fueled with donated Tacodeli breakfast tacos and Caffé Medici coffee, fresh lemonade, pizzas, and donuts provided by Friends of Barton Springs, our volunteers did yeoman’s work on various landscaping tasks with surprisingly nice weather and brand new tools provided courtesy of a grant from Austin Parks Foundation.  Over 60 two-hour volunteer shifts were filled with our wonderful volunteers who helped aerate and mulch the gardens around the bathhouse, clear the dead brush from next to the south side ramp, and weed the lawns on the south and north side.  We had great turnout from many of our regular Friends, as well as a number of students from the LASA National Honor Society.

We thank all of our Friends for helping us clean and prepare the pool for next week’s official reopening!  And special thanks to Tacodeli and Caffé Medici for their generous donations to support the event!

4 Mar
2015

AMPLIFY FBSP

Thanks for supporting Friends of Barton Springs Pool with your Amplify Austin donation.   Through your generous support, we were able to meet our fundraising goal, and your support will help fund our monthly pool cleanings and other pool-related work for Barton Springs Pool.  Thanks!

AmplifyFBSP

20 Feb
2015

RESCHEDULED Sign Up for Spring Cleaning Shifts on March 7!

Due to wintry weather, the Barton Springs Pool Spring Cleaning has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 7.  We still need LOTS of volunteers to help scrub, love, clean, and adore the Springs.  Please sign up for a two-hour cleaning shift or update your shift!

1. Click the VolunteerSpot link (http://vols.pt/GhFqTH) or the button below:

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.

4. Reward yourself with a great swim at Barton Springs next chance you get!

*Shifts run in 2 hour increments, starting at 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm.

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