Oct. 5 — Last Volunteer Barton Springs Cleaning — EVER!!!!

OK, it’s not the last cleaning ever, but it is the season finale cleaning event for Barton Springs Pool this year. 

For this last event, we’ll dispense with the red tape and shift sign-up rigamarole, but we’re expecting GREAT BIG flippity turnout from the good folks at Benchmark Recovery, Austin Youthworks,  and our stalwart supporters at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, so we look forward to seeing you at the Springs!

Volunteers can help clean Barton Springs Pool by push-brooming shallow end gunk and algae into the giant sucking vortex at the pool drain, scrubbing the pool side steps and wall, yanking weeds from the lovely lawn, removing /clipping/destroying/napalming Ligustrum from the (poison-ivy infested area behind the diving board), aerating and weed the gardens, spreading mulch, and other do-goodie type stuff to help tend the pool area. All this hard work helps contribute to the cleaning, well-being, and beautification of Barton Springs Pool.

Bring your happy and helpful attitude, and we’ll have pizza and snacks, refreshments, and one amazing immersive experience for giving a little back to Barton Springs!!!

Bathhouse View comic

 

September 7, 2017 — First Thursday Barton Springs Volunteer Cleaning!!!!

With this month’s jaunty boast, we taunt the faux floods here and invite folks to join Friends of Barton Springs Pool at next Thursday’s volunteer pool cleaning:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
The Harvey Floods tried,
But couldn’t close our pool!

We’re expecting MASSIVE turnout from the good folks at C3 Presents, along with our stalwart supporters at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, so please join us at the Springs!  Also, please help us organize our upcoming activity by clicking the link below to learn more and sign up to help:

http://signup.com/go/GhfsrzE

Thanks for making a difference!

PS —  For something that rhymes with “Cleaning,” you can also attend the Living Springs Screening of “Wildlands” on Saturday, September 2 on the south side (7:30-8:30PM).  Hosted by Living Springs an Interactive Documentary about Barton Springs and Save Barton Creek Association, the 22-minute “Wildlands” documentary will showcase Austin’s water quality protection lands that Austin voters purchased to protect the aquifer. Learn about the significance and importance of preserving our aquifer lands. Swim before or after. Environmental groups will be on hand before the screening to talk about how you can get involved in community efforts to support the Springs, creeks and aquifer.

 

Aug. 8 Living Springs Screening Moved to ABGB

Due to inclement weather, the Living Springs retrospective screening scheduled for tomorrow (August 8) has been moved “indoors” to the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ALiving SpringsBGB), 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704.  Presented in conjunction with the Save Our Springs Alliance and the Save Barton Creek Association, this special screening marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Save Our Springs Ordinance, and will include special remarks from Brigid Shea, former head of S.O.S. and current Travis County Commissioner. Come learn some important Austin history about Austin’s favorite swimming hole!

Ground is the first documentary produced by Austin-based media producer, Karen Kocher. Although low-tech and a student project, the video nonetheless recounts some important history in the citizen-efforts to protect the Springs.

Come raise a glass with us.

Thanks, http://theabgb.com/

Barton Springs Volunteer Cleaning — August 3, 2017 (9am – 3pm)!!!!

In keeping with our recent tradition of sorts, here is the latest (and lamest) poetic invitation from Friends of Barton Springs Pool to join us at next Thursday’s volunteer pool cleaning:

There was once a place called Barton Springs Pool,
with water so clear and so deep and so cool,
but to give back we must…
show up on the third of August.
to brush broom the city’s crown jewel!

OK, it ain’t high quality poetry, but you get what you pay for, and if this helps grab your attention, please help us organize our upcoming activity by clicking the link below to learn more and sign up to help. Thanks for making a difference!

http://signup.com/go/ohgCgTz

We’re expecting big turnout from the good folks at Benchmark Recovery and our stalwart supporters at Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company, so we look forward to seeing you at the Springs!

Patriotic Pool Cleaning — July 6, 2017 (9am – 3pm)!!!!

At this great place called Barton Springs Pool,
deep water flows so clear and so cool,
but to keep the pool clean,
we need volunteer teams
to brush broom the city’s crown jewel!Hell Yes AGBG FBSB Cleaning

Every first Thursday, Friends of Barton Springs Pool hosts three two-hour shifts, starting at 9:00, 11:00 and 1:00, so please join us this next Thursday (July 6) for a refreshing day of volunteer work to keep Barton Springs Pool the best that it can be. All volunteers are welcome to push-broom the pool bottom clean while we sing our happy tune as we help to put a shine on our jewel of Austin, Barton Springs Pool.

Whole Foods FBSB Cleaning

June 1, 2017 — Volunteer Cleaning at Barton Springs Pool

Hark, the Spring’s mermaids sing!
“It’s time for all to clean the Springs!”
So join us on the First of June …
to brush the pool and sing a tune!

Every first Thursday, Friends of Barton Springs Pool hosts three two-hour shifts, starting at 9:00, 11:00 and 1:00, so please join us this next Thursday (June 1) for a refreshing day of volunteer work to keep Barton Springs Pool the best that it can be.   All volunteers are welcome to push-broom the pool bottom clean while we sing our happy tune as we help to put a shine on our jewel of Austin, Barton Springs Pool.