Barton Springs Cleaning Projects — RESCHEDULED FOR for Saturday, March 7, 2015
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.