8 Jul


As we ease into the Dog Days of Summer, Barton Springs needs help with cleaning the Springs and tidy our beautiful pool and surrounding grounds. Projects include pushbrooming and mulch spreading, along with our regular activities.  You can volunteer by signing up for a 2 hour shift, starting at 9 am, 11 am or 1 pm. Bring some friends. Food and refreshments will be supplied.

You can sign up for the cleaning on SignUp, by following these easy steps:

1. Click this link, or the button below, to go to our invitation page on SignUp:
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address:(You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

You can also sign up or direct your questions to president@friendsofbartonspringspool.org

Pool cleanings take place in two-hour increments from 9-11 am, 11am – 1pm, and 1-3 pm.

At the seasonal monthly pool cleanings, FBSP volunteers scrub rocks, vacuum the pool bottom, clean algae off steps and railings, skim algae off the pool surface, plant flowers and help maintain the pool grounds, paint benches and trim, and generally lend a hand to make the pool and grounds as clean and beautiful as possible.

So come roll up your sleeves, bring a friend, have a snack and enjoy the company of other Barton Springs enthusiasts. We look look forward to seeing you there!

16 Jun

RESCHEDULED Tenth Anniversary Party — June 30, 5:30pm til Free Swim

FBSP’s RESCHEDULED 10th Anniversary Party will be on Thursday, June 30, and YOU’RE INVITED!!!!

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Friends of Barton Springs Pool and all our joyous work scrubbing, weeding, and brooming the pool into a better place to swim, our friends, family, and volunteers are invited to join current and past board members, volunteers, and supporters at the Zilker Rock Garden Picnic Area on Thursday, June 30 from 5:30 until free swim (9 pm).  Please join us for a fun evening to recall fond memories, share pictures from the past, and talk about the future FBSP projects.
We will have free beer and Tex-Mex generously provided by Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company and Maudie’s Tex-Mex, so come hungry and thirsty!
Please RSVP at this link (http://vols.pt/YiQYan).  We look forward to seeing you there to help us celebrate our beloved pool and those who care for it.
   We look forward to seeing you there!
16 May

Next Pool Cleaning — June 30, 2016

UPDATE — Our next volunteer pool cleaning event is Thursday, June 30, from 9am til 3pm.  Barring unforeseen flooding, we will need lots of volunteers to help clean the Springs and tidy our beautiful pool and surrounding grounds, so please join us!  Sign up for a shift at our VolunteerSpot registration link, http://vols.pt/Y5jpVC.earthdaycleaningparty

At the June cleaning, volunteers can help spiff up Barton Springs Pool by brushing and vacuuming the pool bottom, cleaning stair rails and sidewalls, painting the south deck blocks, landscaping, gardening around the pool grounds, weeding the Great Lawn, and generally lending a hand to make the pool and grounds as clean and beautiful as possible. There are also lots of projects both in and out of the water, so please dress appropriately. This means long sleeves, pants and shirt, closed toed shoes and socks for grounds work. Wet clothes for muddy work in the pool. Don’t forget your towel and sun protection!

2 May

May 5 Pool Cleaning at Barton Springs!

Just a quick reminder that our next volunteer pool cleaning event is this Thursday, May 5, from 9am til noon.  As we work through our mild Austin spring season, Barton Springs needs your help to clean the Springs and tidy our beautiful pool and surrounding grounds, so please join us!  We expect a crew of volunteers from AMD to be on hand to help, and hope this will be a great opportunity for education and service in support of Barton Springs!  Eschewing the tradition of having folks sign up online for shifts, we’re asking folks to RSVP to our communications chair (communications@friendsofbartonspringspool.org) if you plan on joining us.  For our next cleaning, we’ll get the kinks worked out for our shift registration system.

29 Apr

One Last “Give 5%” Event….

In honor of National Arbor Day and the release of their new Baby Groot enamel pin, Mondo is donating 5% of today’s website sales to Austin Give 5% to help green up our community by supporting local environmental non-profits. Help Mondo give back to this important cause by shopping online today (April 29).

27 Apr

New President

At the FBSP Board Meeting on April 26, 2016, we elected Steve Barnick to serve as President of the board.  In addition, Crispin Richey was elected to serve on the board as our Fundraising Chair.  And in the absence of any objection, Lindsey Robbins was elected to serve as our Fun chair.

We are delighted to welcome Steve back to the board.  He brings much wisdom, experience, passion, and happy vibes to our work to a help return the pool to its rightful glory.

We also look forward to Crispin bringing his fearless and energetic passion (and credit card reader) to support our fundraising efforts.  And when Lindsey returns from our global sojourn, we will be expecting much from our happy traveler to help promote happiness and well-being at Barton Springs Pool.

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