Help Us Help the Pool – Urgent

9 Feb 2013 by admin, Comments Off on Help Us Help the Pool – Urgent

Friends, the General Grounds Improvements, as approved in the Master Plan, have been delayed by two years, but are finally in the home stretch for approval.  We need your help to get them over the last hurdle!  PLEASE ATTEND as many of the following meetings as you can:

Waterfront Planning Advisory Board
6:00 pm Monday, February 11
Boards and Commissions Room, City Hall
301 W. 2nd Street
Agenda

Codes and Ordinances Committee
6:00 pm Tuesday, February 19
Location TBA

Environmental Board
6:00 pm Wednesday, February 20
Council Chambers, City Hall
301 W. 2nd Street

Planning Commission
6:00 pm Tuesday, February 26th
Council Chambers, City Hall
301 W. 2nd Street

The Grounds Improvement projects are so important!  Among the work to be done:

  • Planting of over 100 trees
  • An improved irrigation system to keep grass and trees alive
  • A pump to supply water from Barton Springs for irrigation and to clean the pool
  • Run-off control to prevent sediment from polluting salamander habitat
  • ADA access from the south parking lot to the pool for the first time
  • An improved parking area (no more dust bowl!)

For a more detailed description of the projects, click this link to download a PDF: Grounds Improvement Project Memo

The design emphasizes the natural beauty of the pool, using native species and younger trees to preserve the shade canopy as older trees die out.  We can’t let these much-needed projects be delayed any longer!  To find out more about how you can help, email advocacy@friendsofbartonspringspool.org.

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