14 Jul
2009

Volunteers needed this Saturday

A call for volunteers from our fundraising chairman Clarke Hammond:

Big Tent Rising this Saturday at the pool entrance at 9 A.M.

We collected $542 in donations and membership dues last Saturday! Folks are starting to expect us at the pool and are bringing their cash and checks to help our cause. I appreciate everyone who has been helping out and it has paid off. Let’s keep our Miracle Healing Spring Waters mission open for the rest of the Summer! We need volunteers  to come and knock out their 4 hour volunteering obligation this year while being immensely entertained, making new friends every minute, and helping improve the pool and environs!

To volunteer for this event, send an email to fundraising@friendsofbartonspringspool.org.

14 Jul
2009

Creating a community of people to restore the Pool to its rightful glory.

Cleaning algae from the Pool on Earth Day

Cleaning algae from the Pool on Earth Day

3 Jul
2009

July President’s Report

Download and read the full report here. The following is an article you will find in the report.

What it means to restore the Pool to its rightful glory
The goal of the Friends is to restore the pool to its rightful glory.  This goal has frequently been misunderstood.  What does it mean?

Some see the word ‘restore’ and think of restoring the pool to its former glory.  But we can’t turn back the clock.  Once the pool was cleaner, and the staff used chemicals to clean it.  We can’t do that now.  Once the aquifer was not developed.  Now it is.  Once the bathhouse was new, gracious, and spacious.  Now it’s old, rundown, and crammed full.

To restore the pool to its former glory is a forlorn hope, because it is a dynamic system and a living thing, always moving forward.

But to restore the pool to its rightful glory is a rallying cry with vision. Restoration honors the tradition and history.  And rightful glory envisions that noble state in which the pool is the grandest embodiment of itself that it has the right to be, when nature, history, recreation, and civic space are in  superb balance.  This is our goal.

-Robin Cravey

29 Jun
2009

Thanks to our sponsors

The Friends of Barton Springs Pool would like to thank the following businesses for donating food, drinks, and gifts for our volunteers:

Flipnotics
Alamo Drafthouse
ThunderCloud Subs
El Arroyo
PizzaNizza
Uncle Billy’s

FBSP is an all volunteer organization. All donations are greatly appreciated. With help from local businesses, we are able to provide our volunteers with refreshments and snacks while they clean the Pool and advocate to protect it from further environmental harm.

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our volunteer events, please contact Patricia Bobeck at fun@friendsofbartonspringspool.org.

20 Jun
2009

Signing up new members at the Pool today

Peggy, Clarke, and Gary spent the morning at Barton Springs Pool, enrolling new FBSP members--who all went home happy with their new t-shirts!

Peggy, Clarke, and Gary spent the morning at Barton Springs Pool, enrolling new FBSP members--who all went home happy with their new t-shirts!

New dues paying members now get a free Friends of Barton Springs Pool t-shirt!

17 Jun
2009

FBSP in the News!

5 Nonprofits Team Up for Sake of Barton Springs Trees on News 8:
http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=243477

Only 3 Barton Springs Trees to Be Cut on Fox Channel 7:
http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/news/local/061509_Board_Debates_Barton_Springs_Trees

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