30 Jul
2016

Sunday Donor Plunge for Living Springs Kickstarter Campaign (July 31, 8:30am)

To support the Kickstarter campaign for the Livings Springs Interactive Documentary, Karen Kocher’s amazing and beautifully crafted labor of love, we’re asking every Friend and swimmer to pitch into the campaign (http://kck.st/2a0cgME), and then join us this Sunday (July 31, 8:30am) at the Springs for a Morning Leap!  If we all pitch in just $10, Karen can reach her fundraising goal, but any contribution helps.  Donate now (http://kck.st/2a0cgME), tell your friends, and join us for the Sunday Donor Plunge!!!!!!

 

28 Jul
2016

August 4 Volunteer Pool Cleaning — JOIN US YOU ALGAE-EATING FANATICS!

Yo, Friends of the Springs!  Summer is here, but despite the recent rain, there is still plenty of work to be done to help take care of Barton Cleaning-pic-for-Picnic-inviteSprings.   And since you’ve been playing coy all summer, waiting for us to beg before you come plunge in the pool, here’s your personal invite to come take care of Barton Springs Pool, our beloved watering hole, by signing up for pool cleaning shifts on August 4, 2016.

You can make a difference helping Barton Springs by signing up for the cleaning with the following 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!

 

23 Jul
2016

Living Springs Kickstarter Campaign

If you swim at the Springs, can you donate $3 to Karen’s LIVING SPRINGS Kickstarter campaign (http://kck.st/2a0cgME), and then share this on your facebook page? With your help, we can take this puppy viral and reach the fundraising goal. Please donate and share!!!!!!

 

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8 Jul
2016

JULY 14 POOL CLEANING — JOIN US!

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
2016

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
2016

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!

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