13 Apr
2017

Mayor Steve Adler Proclaims April 21st Give 5 Day in Austin

Mayor Steve Adler has issued a proclamation declaring Friday, April 21, 2017 as “Give 5 to Mother Earth Day” in Austin.  In the proclamation, Mayor Adler applauds the commitment of the local businesses and nonprofits coming together on Give 5 Day in order to protect and preserve our Central Texas environment.

“In order to successfully protect our natural resources and our Earth as a whole, our entire community – including local political leaders, community leaders, and business owners – must work together,” Adler wrote. “I call on all Austinites to join me in thanking the participating businesses for generously donating a portion of their sales [in honor of] Earth Day, and I urge citizens to celebrate Earth Day by patronizing these businesses.”

Friends of Barton Springs Pool sends a YOOOGE thank you to Mayor Adler for his support of our campaign, and we join him in urging all Austinites to get out on April 21st and “eat, shop, & play” at participating businesses!

Join us for a special Give 5 kickoff celebration the morning of Friday, April 21st at 10 a.m. at the JuiceLand location at 29th & Guadalupe! RSVP on Facebook for the latest updates.

6 Apr
2017

Spring Cleaning Today (April 6)

Barton thanks you from the bottom of its Springs for all your help keeping the pool clean and in prime swimming condition! You can volunteer TODAY by coming down to help, starting at 9 am. Bring some friends and a scrubby attitude, and we’ll entertain you with the beautiful pool scenery, we’ll fortify your soul by getting your help to clean the Springs, and we’ll feed your tummy with yummy Tacodeli tacos.  JOIN US!!!!

28 Mar
2017

April 6 — First FBSP Pool Cleaning Event for 2017!!!!

To (belatedly) open the 2017 season, Friends of Barton Springs Pool will have or first volunteer pool cleaning on Thursday, April 6, 2017, with 2-hour shifts starting at 9am. No, it didn’t really seem like winter was ever here, and now that Spring has sprung, it’s time for Friends to leap back into action (and into the pool!).  Come the pool in its pristine and uncrowded state while also helping “give back” to Barton Springs. So here’s your personal invite to come take care of Barton Springs Pool, our beloved watering hole. Cleaning projects include push-brooming the pool bottom of the shallow end, scrubbing algae from the sides, rails, and stairs, and helping with landscape efforts to beautify the grounds, including weeding the lawn and gardens, turning the mulch, 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!

Volunteers get dirty in the pool.

Volunteers get dirty in the pool.

Please sign up for a shift at our SignUp page (http://signup.com/go/MRckft), and we’ll have best breakfast tacos in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, courtesy of Tacodeli!  Yum!

21 Mar
2017

Give 5% This Earth Day!

Earth Day 2017 will take place on Friday, April 21st, and Friends of Barton Springs Pool (FBSP) is joining with other local environmental non-profits to harness the day for giving back to Mother Earth.Give5Graphic-1024x592

Together with local non-profits, Shoal Creek Conservancy, Hill Country Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, Sustainable Food Center, Waller Creek Conservancy, Pease Park Conservancy, TreeFolks, and Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund, FBSP is looking for local area businesses to take part in a campaign that will see 5% of their revenue from that day donated back to the non-profits.

These non-profits work tirelessly to ensure that the environment, which is a huge part of why Austin is Austin, and remains green, clean, and healthy!  So for the eighth Give 5% year in a row, get ready to eat, shop, play and more on Friday, April 21st at participating businesses and make a personal and significant contribution towards a great cause.

If you would like to sign up your business to participate in the Give 5% campaign or find out more information, click here!

16 Mar
2017

Come Hang with Friends at AGBG @ House Party

Please join Friends at ABGB’s House Party today (March 16). Lots of your favorite folks and friends will there, as will be a great line up of beers and bands, so you’re totally invited. And, so are all your friends, if they’re cool. It’s free. See you here.

4p Christy Hays
5:15p Wild Bill and The Lost Knobs
6:30p Little Mikey And The Soda Jerks
7:45p Palomino Shakedown
9p Ramsay Midwood

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3 Mar
2017

CANCELLED Springs Cleaning – March 4, 2017 – Message from Steve Barnick

With apologies for the last minute notice, today’s Spring Cleaning is cancelled due to inclement weather.  The weather forecast is for cool temps and (more importantly) a high chance of rain all day on Saturday.  With these conditions and the resultant likelihood of possible flooding at the pool, we’re calling this one off.  Let’s plan on reconvening at our next regular first Thursday (April 6).  Details to follow.

Thanks to all for your understanding, and thanks also to Tacodeli for their sponsorship and support of the Spring Cleaning.  Hopefully, we can reschedule the taco feast!

Yours in the Springs!
Steve Barnick

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