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Mar. Workday rescheduled for Sat. Mar. 18 Details here

Wilderness Run will be Sat. April 22 at 9AM Details here

Feb. Workday was Sat. Feb. 11 Details here

Jan. workday was held Sat. Jan. 14 at 8AM Details here

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Contact FOP Treasurer Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email countyboy@aol.com

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Jan 2014 Freeze at Hurst Creek Waterfall
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March

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Mar. 18th rescheduled FOP workday 8AM
  • Sat. Mar. 11th FOP workday 8AM was rained out.
  • Wilderness Run/Walk at the Hamilton Greenbelt in April 22nd, for details click here.
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase.
    Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX
    and click on the Select button.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
LTHS volunteers at City Park (click to enlarge)

Abhi Sing and friend roll cedar log, photo by Bernie
March Workday Projects
Volunteers need to arrive at the Pavilon in City Park at 8AM Saturday March 18th to assist on several projects around Lakeway's parks and greenbelts.

City Park
Weeding and general clean-up at a number of the gardens in City Park.
Clean-up of the shoreline.
Possible salt cedar and cedar trimming at the north end of the Park.
Hamilton Greenbelt
The following two projects were done before the heavy rain arrived on Sat. Mar. 11.
Strong backs and hands needed to dig post holes, set posts in concrete at the birding blind.
Watch the video on Facebook (Men at work).
Brush pile clean-up at the entrance to HGB I

Sat. Mar. 18 project will be to complete the bird blind fence
Canyonlands
Trail work and cedar removal along the entrance trail plus weeding/cleanup at the entrance planters.
Lunch
A casserole lunch will be provided by W.C. and Clareve Enmon

Feb 2017

Upcoming Events
  • FOP Board meeting March 6th at 6:30PM at the Lakeway Activity Center.
  • March workday will be Sat. 3/11
  • February's FOP workday was Sat. 11th. City Park, HGB entrance and the Bird Blind were the main projects.
  • Wilderness Run/Walk will be Sat. April 22.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
City Park (click to enlarge)
Lake Travis rises up at City Park.
February Workday Projects
o City Park - Replant several trees.
o Hamilton Greenbelt - Work on Bird Blind trail, Work on new entrance to the HGB I
o Hot lunch - TBA

January 2017

Upcoming Events
  • FOP Board meeting March 6th at 6:30PM at the Lakeway Activity Center.
  • March workday will be Sat. 3/11
  • Wilderness Run/Walk will be Sat. April 22
  • We have a Facebook page being administered by Dan Moyer
    Lakeway Friends of the Parks
  • For those who shop on Amazon, FOP is now a listed charitable organization and can receive 0.5% of your Amazon purchase.
    Navigate to smile.amazon.com, login, select "Change Your Charity" and search for "Friends of the Park" located in Lakeway, TX
    and click on the Select button.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Volunteers gather (click to enlarge)
Volunteers gather at the upper parking lot for workday opportunities.
City Park

The work crew in City Park worked in a remote area of the park harvesting cedar limbs which will be used later in the construction of a screening fence at the bird watching blind in Hamilton Greenbelt. A mother and daughter team hauled, sorted and stacked limbs into two stacks. One stack is to be kept for the fence. The rest of the limbs were stacked for later disposal. Elmer Tyler cut up limbs and was assisted by two Lake Travis High School students, along with Dick Drury and Archie Ruatto. New FOP member Carol Ferree was busy carrying limbs to the brush pile. The two Lake Travis High School students Abhi Singh and classmate assisted with the heavy logs. W.C. Enmon and Bernie took turns operating the other chainsaw.

submitted by Bernie Reding
Abhi Sing and friend roll a cedar log (click to enlarge)
Lake Travis High School students Abhi Sing and friend roll a cedar log. Photo by Bernie
Hamilton Greenbelt - Sailmaster Waterfall Cleanup

Dar lead a team of five to the large waterfall on Hurst Creek near the Sailmaster entrance to the Hamilton Greenbelt. National Charity League volunteers Sophie and Stacy assisted Mike, "Chain Saw" Dave and Dar in clearing out woody growth on the Sailmaster side of the waterfall. They crossed Hurst Creek and did more clearing of trees which resulted in a second large pile of brush for the City to haul away. Their final task was on the service road above the main Hamilton Greenbelt trail where several down trees were cut up and a third pile of brush was stacked.

submitted by Dar Moneyhan and Jim Dunn
Waterfalll clean-up crew (click to enlarge)
Sailmaster Waterfall clean-up crew was Mike, Sophie, Stacy and Dave. Photo by Dar
Hamilton Greenbelt - Duck Lake Trail improvements

A team of six workers, Dan Moyer and his dad Pat, George Ferrie, Dennis Gans, Bill Freas and Jim Dunn worked on the lower section of the Duck Lake trail where it connects with the main Hamilton Greenbelt trail. The team put in numerous cedar rail water diverter in the severely eroded trail, then Bill Freas used the walk-behind Bobcat to move the three yards of decomposed granite gravel provided by the City of Lakeway up the trail. The other five workers used picks, rakes and shovels to spread the granite and packed it down to improve the trail experience of walkers, hikers and bike riders. When they ran out of granite to spread they moved uptrail to where it crosses the service road and re-routed the trail and placed more cedar diverters in the trail to control the flow of water from future heavy rains. The upper section of the trail from the Duck Lake Drive trailhead will be worked on at an upcoming workday.

submitted by Jim Dunn
Duck Lake trail renovation crew (click to enlarge)
Duck Lake trail renovation crew of Bill, George, Dennis, Pat and Dan. Photo by Jim
Lunch

In spite of the weather, we ended up serving lunch to about 14 people. Italian meatball subs, pasta salad and garden salad plus our usual great desserts. Thank you Bob and Ximena Sauerman, Bill and Clare Freas, Carlisle Pearson, Lynn Moore, Pat and Doris McDermott for helping me pull this meal together. Next event will be the annual meeting Jan 25 - I will be calling for volunteers again!

submitted by Judy Hazen
Judy serving warm Italian meatballs (click to enlarge)
Judy serving warm Italian meatballs for lunch.

Annual Membership Meeting

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Jan. 14th FOP workday 8AM
  • Annual FOP Membership meeting Wed. Jan. 25, 2017


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Hurst Creek Waterfall Icicles (click to enlarge)

Hurst Creek Waterfall Icicles Sat. Jan. 7th

Notice of Annual Membership Meeting



View photos of the annual membership meeting.

All Lakeway residents and interested folks are cordially invited to attend the annual membership meeting of Lakeway Friends of the Parks (FOP) on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway, Texas 78734. Registration begins at 6:00 PM. A BBQ dinner will be served at 6:30 PM followed by a business meeting and speaker at 7:00 PM.

The meeting is open to the public and the BBQ dinner will be free for all paid members. Family membership dues are $15 per year and may be paid at the door. Non-members and guests fees are $10 per person. Please make reservations by noon on Friday, January 20 by contacting Bernie Reding at 512-261-5633 or emailing him at countyboy@aol.com.

This is a great opportunity for the Lakeway community to learn more about our local habitat and the continuing efforts of the Lakeway Friends of the Parks. Membership is open to anyone interested in working with this dedicated volunteer group of men and women as they strive to maintain the parks and greenbelts in Lakeway. They build and maintain natural hike and bike trails, bridges, overlooks and birding blinds throughout the park system.

Come and meet these folks and enjoy a wonderful evening of good food and an interesting program. Do consider membership in Lakeway Friends of the Parks for the whole family to support the efforts of this dedicated volunteer group! For additional membership information, contact Bernie Reding at 261-5633 or visit our website at www.lakefop.org .






Pat recognizes Bernie (click to enlarge)

Pat presents Bernie with photo album of the bird blind construction project

Friends of the Parks is a group of citizens who enjoy the rewards of volunteer service in the parks and greenbelts areas of Lakeway. Monthly Saturday morning work sessions provide opportunities for all levels of service, whether it is tree maintenance, general cleanup or tending memorial gardens at City Park. A few of the hardier members help build and maintain hiking/biking trails in the Hamilton Greenbelts and the Canyonlands Natural Area. Still others provide food for our workday picnics. For information contact Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email Bernie

Friends of the Parks sponsors one annual community event which is the annual Wilderness Run/Walk event on the Hamilton Greenbelt trails on the third Saturday of April. The goal of this event is to encourage citizens to get out and enjoy the beauty of the greenbelts and parks of the City of Lakeway.

Friends of the Parks of Lakeway is a 501 (c) 3, Federal Tax Exempt Organization. Donations made to this organization may be tax deductible; check with your tax advisor.


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