11 Aug
2016

One Last(?) Pitch for the Living Springs Kickstarter Campaign (http://kck.st/2a0cgME)

If we may make what, in all likelihood, could very well be our last pitch for the Living Springs Kickstarter Campaign, you should know that the campaign is close, but not quite across the finish line.  The Kickstarter campaign deadline is Tuesday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m., so it’s now or nothing!

If you haven’t already (and thank you if you  have), you can make a donation here (http://kck.st/2a0cgME) before midnight tonight (August 11) and there will be a $500 matching grant in play.

More details about the upcoming video project are posted here, but you already know this is a worthy cause.  So pitch in, enjoy a well-deserved sense of satisfaction for helping with a great cause, and then come down to the Full Moon Swim on Thursday, August 18 for a celebration screening of Spirit Waters, “More a State than a Place,” Plants of Barton Springs, and Waterworks.  (As a reminder, the pool is now charging on the full moon nights, so while the screening is free, the swim is not.  Swim early, get your hand stamped and then swim after, either way it will be a fun a relaxing evening.)

Thanks for considering this shameless pitch for a worthy project!

5 Aug
2016

Living Springs Kickstarter Challenge

Friends, swimmers, pool fanatics:

For those who have not yet donated to the Living Springs Kickstarter campaign (http://kck.st/2a0cgME) and who need any incentive to support this wonderful work, please watch her delightful “Cleaning Day” video which provides a behind-the-scenes look at the volunteer work of Friends of Barton Springs Pool and others who work to keep the Springs clean and safe for swimmers and salamanders alike.

 

30 Jul
2016

Sunday Donor Plunge for Living Springs Kickstarter Campaign (July 31, 8:30am)

To support the Kickstarter campaign for the Livings Springs Interactive Documentary, Karen Kocher’s amazing and beautifully crafted labor of love, we’re asking every Friend and swimmer to pitch into the campaign (http://kck.st/2a0cgME), and then join us this Sunday (July 31, 8:30am) at the Springs for a Morning Leap!  If we all pitch in just $10, Karen can reach her fundraising goal, but any contribution helps.  Donate now (http://kck.st/2a0cgME), tell your friends, and join us for the Sunday Donor Plunge!!!!!!

 

28 Jul
2016

August 4 Volunteer Pool Cleaning — JOIN US YOU ALGAE-EATING FANATICS!

Yo, Friends of the Springs!  Summer is here, but despite the recent rain, there is still plenty of work to be done to help take care of Barton Cleaning-pic-for-Picnic-inviteSprings.   And since you’ve been playing coy all summer, waiting for us to beg before you come plunge in the pool, here’s your personal invite to come take care of Barton Springs Pool, our beloved watering hole, by signing up for pool cleaning shifts on August 4, 2016.

You can make a difference helping Barton Springs by signing up for the cleaning with the following easy steps:

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

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp 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 9-11 am, 11am – 1pm, and 1-3 pm.

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 Jul
2016

Living Springs Kickstarter Campaign

If you swim at the Springs, can you donate $3 to Karen’s LIVING SPRINGS Kickstarter campaign (http://kck.st/2a0cgME), and then share this on your facebook page? With your help, we can take this puppy viral and reach the fundraising goal. Please donate and share!!!!!!

 

Viral Puppy

8 Jul
2016

JULY 14 POOL CLEANING — JOIN US!

As we ease into the Dog Days of Summer, Barton Springs needs help with cleaning the Springs and tidy our beautiful pool and surrounding grounds. Projects include pushbrooming and mulch spreading, along with our regular activities.  You can volunteer by signing up for a 2 hour shift, starting at 9 am, 11 am or 1 pm. Bring some friends. Food and refreshments will be supplied.

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

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

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp 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 9-11 am, 11am – 1pm, and 1-3 pm.

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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