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:
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.
Pool staff has organized a number of projects to help with the Spring Cleaning, depending on whether the pool is drawn down on Saturday.
If the pool is full, volunteers can help remove aquatic grasses by corralling this grass in the pool and then hauling it to the compost pile. We won’t have any large Pushbroom parties because pool staff will use equipment to buff the bottom of the shallow end, but the pool sides can always be cleaned.
If the pool is drawn down, volunteers will help aerate and refresh mulch rings and planter boxes with two truckloads of mulch (one for each side of the pool), aerate South side high traffic spots and install sod grass, remove Dalis grass and burr clover invasives from lawn, trim the Muhly grasses on the South side of the pool, and trim and remove overgrowth from the nature trail. We might also help remove rocks and debris from the deep end using wheelbarrows to haul the rock/debris out.
Courtesy of a grant from Austin Parks Foundation, we will have plenty of new gardening and cleaning equipment for volunteers to use on the projects.