On the eve of Mother Earth Day, our next volunteer cleaning event at Barton Springs will be on Thursday, April 21 (9am to 1pm). Join us and volunteers from AMD to help clean the Springs! To sign up for a shift, go to our registration page, https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/16991-FBSP-Volunteer-Cleaning-at-Barton-Springs-Pool-Thurs.-April-21-2016.
Special thanks to our wonderful Spring Cleaning volunteers and Pool Staff for generously contributing their time and effort to help clean Barton Springs Pool on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. With nearly 100 participants clocking in more than 200 volunteer hours, volunteers helped pull weeds, brush and clean the stair rails and sidewalls, pot plants (it’s not what it sounds like), till gardens, spread mulch, excavate rocks, shovel sediment, and move the debris to the compost area by rolling wheelbarrows outside the pool area. All this hard work glorious Spring day helped contribute to the cleaning, well-being, and beautification of Barton Springs Pool.
Of course, we would welcome any of the Spring Cleaning volunteers to join us at one of our monthly cleanings which occur on the first Thursday of each month. We keep details posted on our website and also in our membership newsletters.
Thanks for two great weekends of successful cleanings! I’m sure everyone’s excited that the pool is open again 🙂
We were able to accomplish quite a lot both Saturdays:
– Trimmed plants around pool & outside front entrance
– Painted trim of main building and bathhouses
– Weeded areas around the grounds
– 20 pallets of sod placed on north & south hills
– 20 aquatic plants prepared for transfer into the springs
– Swept shallow end of pool
– Finished raking leaves along the south hill
– Mulch distributed outside front entrance of pool
– Flowers & vegetation planted outside front entrance
– Painted benches inside bathhouses
– Floating algae removed around the pool
– Handrails scrubbed
Additional appreciation goes to the previous Friends of Barton Springs Pool Members whose generous donations help provide the volunteers and pool staff with vital tools needed to accomplish the tasks above (and more), the Austin Parks Foundation for coordinating another successful It’s My Park Day!
Day event, FBSP for the snacks donated for the 2/28 cleaning, and Wheatsville Co-Op for the delicious snacks provided on Sat 3/7.
For those of you who registered with the Austin Parks Foundation on their website by March 4th for It’s My Park! Day, please send me an email if you did not receive a t-shirt. Unfortunately, they ran out of Small and Medium size t-shirts so all I received were Large t-shirts. I’m not sure who all received t-shirts on Saturday (3/7/09) but I received 19 t-shirts and have 7 left. Please let me know if you did not receive a t-shirt and if L is okay or a different size is preferred & I will contact the Austin Parks Foundation to see if any other sizes (other than L) were returned.
Everyone who volunteered BOTH Saturdays (2/28 & 3/7) have earned a Friends of Barton Springs Pool t-shirt! We have S – XXL available, so if you got the wrong size or didn’t get one at all, please let me know. We have our annual FBSP Membership meeting at the Splash Exhibit on Saturday, April 25th at NOON where you can pick up or trade your FBSP t-shirt at that time, and meet the rest of the FBSP Board. We do have some vacancies on the board this coming spring, so if you are interested in being more involved, we welcome you to join us!!!
We have added a few more events to our calendar including the Full Moon Swims, and the next sub-committee meeting for the Barton Springs Pool Master Plan (improvements/renovations for the pool & grounds). Coming up, we will be posting pictures from our cleanings and the dates for our future pool cleanings! I will send out another email with the cleaning dates for the swim season once they are confirmed.
Thank you all again for your assistance & we hope to see you at the pool
~ Annie Buckman
FBSP Service Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org