The rescheduled Barton Springs Pool Spring Cleaning on Saturday, March 7, was a great success and fun outing. Fueled with donated Tacodeli breakfast tacos and Caffé Medici coffee, fresh lemonade, pizzas, and donuts provided by Friends of Barton Springs, our volunteers did yeoman’s work on various landscaping tasks with surprisingly nice weather and brand new tools provided courtesy of a grant from Austin Parks Foundation. Over 60 two-hour volunteer shifts were filled with our wonderful volunteers who helped aerate and mulch the gardens around the bathhouse, clear the dead brush from next to the south side ramp, and weed the lawns on the south and north side. We had great turnout from many of our regular Friends, as well as a number of students from the LASA National Honor Society.
We thank all of our Friends for helping us clean and prepare the pool for next week’s official reopening! And special thanks to Tacodeli and Caffé Medici for their generous donations to support the event!