Fundraising Benefits from Treeathlon
Over the few short years of its existence, the Treeathlon raised $28,500 to benefit Barton Springs Pool projects. From these funds, $7,500 was directed to APF’s Barton Springs Tree Fund and $10,000 was directed to the recent tree purchases in the area, including 8 new oak trees planted outside the new south fence as part of the Grounds Improvement Project and 2400-4800 saplings to be planted in the South Woods and other natural areas within the Barton Springs Zone. The balance was donated to Barton Springs Conservancy’s fundraising campaign for the Bathhouse Renovation and other pool-related work of Friends of Barton Springs Pool.
As reported here, the 2012 Treeathlon raised over $6,000 to support the restoration of the original rotunda entrance to the Bathhouse and other pool-related work of Friends of Barton Springs Pool. This will support one of long term goals of the Barton Springs Pool Master Plan to restore the ticket purchasing entrance to the original location at the central glass rotunda in the north bathhouse.
As reported here, the 2011 Treeathlon raised almost $15,000 which will go toward improvements at Barton Springs Pool, including efforts to restore the original rotunda entrance to the Bathhouse and other pool-related work of Friends of Barton Springs Pool.
As reported here, the 2010 Treeathlon raised $7,500 in funds for the Austin Parks Foundation’s Barton Springs Tree Fund for tree care (including treating existing heritage trees) and planting new trees in and around the Barton Springs Pool. Partnering with Parks and Recreation Department to fund the planting of new trees, the Austin Parks Foundation has created the “Barton Springs Tree Planting Plan” under which 73 trees will be planted. Additional details are shown in the tree planting map below and posted at http://austinparks.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/revised-barton-springs-tree-planting-plan/.