KABD - Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park

Saturday, April 9th, 2022 from 9:00am to 11:00am (CT)
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Join Keep Austin Beautiful and Keep Walnut Creek Wild to make Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park a bit cleaner and more nearly natural this Keep Austin Beautiful Day. Much of the "litter" we will be dealing with is the kind that grows—invasive plants! You will be able to girdle glossy privet, cut down golden bamboo, uproot smaller glossy privets or Nandina, scatter native seeds, and clean up a bit of trash.

Everyone should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants, because poison ivy is leafing out. There isn't a lot of it in this area, but you would hate to find out on Monday that your shins had found it on Saturday. Other than that:
  • We will have plenty of tasks that can be done without getting into thick brush. You can even trim the bamboo after it has been harvested.
  • If you plan to tackle the bamboo, it's thick. You might want to wear a long-sleeved shirt or at least have one to layer over a T-shirt.
  • I will provide tools, but if you want to bring your own, these would be helpful:
    • Pruning shears, for trimming side shoots off useful pieces of bamboo or snipping clusters of berries from Nandina.
    • Pruning saws, for cutting bamboo.
    • Lopping shears, for cutting green bamboo.
  • Bring a full water bottle!
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Opens Mar 9, 2022 7:00am
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
A KAB Day T-shirt! A chance to use cool tools! If you need bamboo for a personal project, we will have some to spare! Maybe discover antique glass among the litter! Perhaps more—who knows?
Parking Details
The approximate street address for parking is 1201 Old Cedar Lane, Austin, 78758. Please park on the park side of the street, not the side with the homes. To find our meeting location, enter this "Plus Code" as your destination in Google Maps:
C839+P3C Austin, Texas
Sustainable Development Goals
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