Organizations Unite for Tree Stewards Program

12 Jun 2009 by admin, Comments Off on Organizations Unite for Tree Stewards Program

PRESS ADVISORY

For Immediate Release
June 11, 2009

Contact:
Robin Cravey, Barton Springs Plan Coordinating Committee, Chair
236-9655

Organizations Unite for Tree Stewards Program

Key non-profit organizations will announce on Monday that they have combined their grassroots resources, talents, and volunteers towards a Barton Springs Tree Stewards Program. Representatives of five organizations have joined to support the program, including the Austin Parks Foundation, Save Barton Creek Association, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, Tree Folks, and the Hill Country Conservancy.

They have formed an ad hoc workgroup, the Barton Springs Plan Coordinating Committee (BSPCC), to support the Tree Stewards Program, short term improvement projects at Barton Springs Pool, and the Barton Springs Pool Master Plan.

Members of the BSPCC will appear at a press conference at Barton Springs Pool at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, to lay out the foundation of the Barton Springs Tree Stewards Program. Elements of the program will include: tree preservation, treatment, and planting; fundraising; and volunteer efforts.

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