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SAVE THE DATE : George Blume dedication Sat. Oct. 12, Noon at City Park

Sep. workday was Sat. Sep. 14th 8AM Details here.

4th of July Parade Details here.

May workday was Sat. May 18th 8AM Details here.

Wilderness Run was held Sat. 27 at 9AM. Details here

Apr workday was Sat. Apr 20th 8AM Details here.

Mar workday was Sat. Mar. 9th 8AM Details here.

Renew your membership for 2019, click here !!!

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

Submit your photos and volunteer stories ! ! !

Jan 2014 Freeze at Hurst Creek Waterfall
Lakeway Area Parks Map
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Lakeway City Park Map (older version)
Lakeway City Park Map Interactive Version
Hamilton Greenbelt Trails Map Updated 12/30/2010
Canyonland Trails Map (pdf) Updated 2016
Canyonlands Interactive Map Link.
Mt Lakeway Trails Map Sep 2012
Lakeway Weather Forecast

September 2019

Upcoming Events
  • September workday was Sat. Sept. 16th 8AM.
  • October Board meeting will be Mon. 10/7 6:30PM at the LAC.
  • October workday will be Sat. 10/12 starting at 8AM at the Pavilion in City Park. Wildflower seeding!
  • The dedication of the George Blume plaque at City Park is tentatively scheduled for Sat. 10/12 at Noon.
  • The 2nd Volksmarch will be Sat. 11/16, details to be announced.
  • 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.
  • Family membership dues for 2019, pay by mail, click here or pay in person at our workday, contact our Treasurer Bernie.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Blue ribbon (click to enlarge)
Blue ribbon award for the FOP rocketship float and parade walkers. Photo by Dar Moneyhan.
Video of the FOP entry


Forecast is looking hot for our Sat. workday Sept. 14th. Please bring gloves, rakes and plenty of drinking water, maybe even some sun-screen. Meet at the upper parking lot of City Park near the Pavilion at 8AM to sign up for one of the following projects.

Workday Projects

City Park :
    o Mow areas of City Park as needed. Done
    o Prep surface of the Wildflower Meadow for October seeding. Done
    o Rock wall repair above lower parking lot.
    o Erosion control on primitive trail behind the basketball court.

Lakeway Park #1 :
    o Plant flowers and shrubs as part of the renovation. Done

HGB :
    o Remove several trees that are safety hazard on mountain bike trails. City to remove.
    o Remove stump from Palo Verde trailhead bridge.

Pavilion :
    o Pizza, salads and desserts. Done
Kids enjoying bird blind (click to enlarge)
Kids enjoying bird blind in the Hamilton Greenbelt. Photo by Carl Christensen

The FOP 4th of July Parade Entry won 1st place in the volunteer organization category!


4th of July Parade Participants Are Welcome

FOP 2-D Moon or Bust!

We can accommodate more people for the ground crew/mission support! The final decorations will be installed on Wed. July 3rd at Dave and Rita Cross's home at 116 Schooner Dr., late afternoon/evening. Then early Thu. morning the float will be moved to the staging area at about 7AM. Our ground crew, mission support specialists and astronauts need to arrive at the staging area a little after 8AM. The parade starts at 8:30 but our staging number is 130 so it will take some time before our float enters the parade from the staging area.

FOP will be having a entry in the 4th of July Parade in Lakeway. We still need some parade participants! We will be having a space rocket float and a few "astronauts" will be there but we need more people for the ground crew/mission support. If you are available to walk or ride on the float, please contact Hamil or Jerry Cooper, or Dar Moneyhon or Jim Dunn. Contact information can be found here.
Thanks!
FOP rocket (click to enlarge)
Hamil Cooper next to the FOP rocket ship for the 4th of July 2019 parade. This is a special three stage rocket ship coming in at about ten feet. It was constructed with loving care by Bob Sauerman, Jerry and Hamil Cooper
FOP float (click to enlarge)
FOP Float entry in the 4th of July 2018 parade.

FOP has submitted an entry to be in the 4th of July Parade. We will have a decorated trailer, a tow vehicle and parade walkers. We plan on constructing a small rocket space ship to be mounted in the trailer and have the parade walkers hold up signs and hand out candy. Rumor has it that several people have volunteered to walk behind our trailer in "space suits". We have a number of other interesting suggestions to consider.

Wed. Jun 26 7:30PM at the Pavilion in City Park, all interested people are to meet to discuss construction plans, location of the rocket build, obtaining supplies and work times. We have a limited budget (about $60).

Mon Jul 1, time 7PM, location : the Cooper resident - get together to finalize sign topics, costumes and parade activities.

Wed Jul 3 time TBD, location : the Cross resident - decorate tow vehicle and trailer with patriotic bunting, crepe paper and flags
FOP Rake Brigade (click to enlarge)
FOP Rake Brigade 4th of July 2018.

The FOP Board has approved our group's participation in the Lakeway 4th of July Parade. The parade theme is "Fly Me to the Moon". We STILL need volunteers to participate in the parade on Thursday 7/4/2019. We have enough volunteers to decorate the pickup and trailer. Please contact Dar Moneyhon (dmoneyhon@gmail.com) or Jim Dunn(nnuddj@yahoo.com) if you wish to be part of the group on the 4th!. Our entry in last year's parade was awarded an Honorable Mention and featured the "Rake Brigade". We also need a theme for our parade walkers that ties into the parade's theme of "Fly Me to the Moon"

Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.



painted bunting at bird blind (click to enlarge)
An adult painted bunting at bird blind in Hamilton Greenbelt. Photo by Charles Bennett.
Wildflowers

As you know, the wildflowers were incredible this year. Not just Lakeway, but all over. We were fortunate to spread so many seeds right before it started to rain, and rain, in early October. I think we're set in Hamilton Greenbelt long term. Some years will be okay if there's not much rainfall, some years will be good if there's average rainfall and some years will be spectacular if there's above average rainfall. Over time, the perennials, like Mexican Hats, will start to predominate over the annuals, like Bluebonnets. We can compensate for this natural process by spreading annual seeds every few years, particularly when there's an El Nino weather pattern, which leads to above average rainfall in Texas.

We are going to have several sections of Wild Petunias that will be very, very nice. They are growing in shady, low areas along the first .7 miles of Hamilton Greenbelt from the Lohmans Crossing entrance. They will start blooming shortly and will provide color (purple) all the way into September. We are fortunate that the Wild Petunias are doing so well in these areas. Here's a link to Wild Petunias from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center NPIN data base:

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ruhu

And here's a photo I took recently of the Wild Petunias about halfway from the big waterfall to the rainbow bridge along the split rail fence that are about to bloom:

submitted by Bob Schooler
Wild Petunias (click to enlarge)
Wild Petunias along the HGB trail. Photo by Bob Schooler.

Summer Break 2019

No workdays are scheduled for June, July or August.


May 2019

We are still ON for Saturday morning workday, looks like the heavy rain will arrive in the afternoon. (They did) Meet at 8AM at the upper parking lot near the Pavilion of City Park.
Upcoming Events
  • At the end of May we have 81 purple martin chicks and 20 eggs.
  • FOP workday rescheduled for Sat. May 18th was held as the rain came down in the afternoon.
  • 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.

Purple martin hatchlings (click to enlarge)
Purple martin hatchlings. Photo by Carl Christensen.
Project list

City Park
    o Mowing and trimming around trees.
    o Beach clean-up if needed.
    o Continue with erosion control measures on primitive trail by Ladin Lane exit.
    o Repair wood portions of Butterfly Garden bridge.
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HGB I & II and Smith Greenbelt
    o Lohman's Crossing entrance (HGB I) garden planting continues.
    o Spread decomposed granite on a muddy primitive trail.
    o Trail repair/erosion control on crushed granite trail near the Sailmaster waterfall.
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Lunch
    o Sandwich buffet, chips and desserts at the Pavilion at 11:30.

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May Workday Saturday May 18 Projects

We had nineteen volunteers sign-in at the Pavilion parking lot at City Park at 8AM. The weather cooperated and we were able to complete several activities at City Park and the Hamilton Greenbelt.
Pat McDermott and Larry Yancey started in the City Park Dog Park moving rocks away from the gate and fences. They then joined Bernie Reding, Bob Sauerman and Mike Light in "muck" raking on the beach as the flood waters of Lake Travis recede and left moss, algae and other debris. Cathie King worked in the Butterfly Garden and planted zinnias. Carl Christensen replaced rotted wood on the bridge overlooking the Butterfly Garden.
Piles of muck (click to enlarge)
Piles of muck raked up on the beach at City Park. Photo by Bernie Reding.
Doris McDermott, Linda Mackie, Mary Ann Moore, Mireille Kirmse, Allison Winchester and Ardelle Bahl worked at the entrance of the Hamilton Greenbelt weeding, planting under the big oaks behind the water feature and preparing the gardens for the summer. Dar Moneyhon and Dan Moyer started at the Palos Verde entrance and cleaned out the bridge culverts. They then joined Bill Freas and Jim Dunn near the Sailmaster waterfall on Hurst Creek. Dar cut up a dead cedar tree to provide cedar rails on a erosion control berm that was built to divert water off the trail and into an existing culvert. Bill put down straw waddle on a wet, muddy trail and raked the silt so that water could drain into the culvert. He installed signs saying trail closed for revegetation. Dan and Jim used the walk-behind Bobcat to move crushed granite to cover a section of muddy primitive trail branching off the Duck Lake trail. They also install cedar rails to help divert water off the muddy trail.
HGB I gardeners (click to enlarge)
Six of the HGB I entrance gardeners. Doris, Linda, Allison, Mary Ann, Ardelle and Mireille. Photo by Lucy L.

HGB I trail repair courtsey of Jim and Dan (click to enlarge)
HGB I trail repair courtsey of Jim and Dan. Photo by Dar Moneyhon.
All volunteers returned to the Pavilion at City Park for sandwiches, sides and desserts provided by Carlisle Pearson, Clare Freas and Judy Hazen. After the lunch the project leaders gave a report on their group's activities. Dan Moyer talked about the proposed Lakeway Community Garden.
Dan talks about proposed community garden. (click to enlarge)
Dan talks about proposed community garden.. Photo by Jim Dunn.
Volunteers who worked on May 18.
Dar Moneyhon       Pat McDermott       Clare Freas
Ardelle Bahl           Doris McDermott    Larry Yancey
Bernie Reding        Bob Sauerman         Judy Hazen
Mike Light             Carl Christensen      Bill Freas
Jim Dunn               Kathie King             Allison Winchester
Mary Ann Moore   Linda Mackie          Mireille Kirmse
Dan Moyer             Carlisle Pearson

Bill after installing straw waddle. (click to enlarge)
Bill installed straw waddle on muddy trail in HGB I. Photo by Jim Dunn.

Rained-out May 11th Workday Activities

The May 11th workday was postponed at the last minute due to drizzle and predicted thunderstorm at about 10AM. However; a small group of people assembled at City Park and volunteered to do various tasks as the drizzle had quit falling.

Doris and Pat McDermott lead a group of nine people to the entrance of HGB I. They planted about forty various deer resistant plants in the crushed granite field between the two entrances to the greenbelt. In addition weeds were plucked out of beds planted at earlier workdays.

We had a great group working this morning. John Caporal, David Connor, Mireille Kirmse, Pat and Doris McDermott, Louise Mancuso, Ron Moore, Ardelle Bahl, Allison Winchester, and 2 students from St. Michaels (Nick and Ellie). We planted about 40 various (hopefully) deer resistant plants at the entrance to Hamilton Greenbelt. We weeded and trimmed the existing areas.
submitted by Doris McDermott

Dar Moneyhon and Dave Cross used the City's Ranger to travel down the trail near the MUD processing plant and remove dead Flame Acanthus that had drown in last October's flooding. On the way back Dave got out his chainsaw and cut down a large dead cedar next to the Hurst Creek Sailmaster waterfall. They were assisted by Jason Brady and daughter Denise and they hauled out two loads of limbs and branches from that tree.

Finally Bernie Reding drove Mike Light and Jim Dunn to a donor's house to pickup forty plus 12x12 patio stones. They were transported back to City Park and unloaded. They will be used to create a walking path in the Wildflower Meadow this fall.

Volunteers who carried on after the postponement.
Dar Moneyhon      Pat McDermott
Dave Cross            Doris McDermott
Bernie Reding       Louise Mancuso
Mike Light            Ron Moore
Jim Dunn              Ardelle Bahl
John Caporal         Allison Winchester
David Connor       Jason Brady
Mireille Kirmse    Denise Brady
Transplanting activities at HGB I entrance (click to enlarge)
Transplanting activities at HGB I entrance. Photo by Doris McDermott.

April 2019

The April Workday was rescheduled to Sat. Apr 20th 8AM due to the inclement weather on the normal second Saturday (4/13).

Thirty-two volunteers signed-up at the Pavilion parking lot at City Park at 8AM to work on the events listed below.

City Park :
    o Lake shore clean-up effort was lead by Jerry and Hamil Cooper.
    o Madrone tree was exposed by removing competing tree and trimming of shrubs.
    o Agave clean-up effort was lead by Bernie Reding.

HGB :
    o Lohman's Crossing entrance (HGB I) garden planting and bench cleaning effort under Kathleen Christensen's supervision.
    o Trail trimming on the main crushed granite trail by Jim Dunn's team.
    o Trail repair on primitive trails with crushed granite and water diversion done by Bill Frea's team
    o Removal of deadfall and over-leaning cedars on the primitive trails by Elmer Tyler's team.

Pavilion :
    o Lunch was served at the lower picnic area, delicious chicken fingers, baked beans, potato salad, fruit platter and desserts by Judy Hazen's team.
Volunteers working at the HGB I entrance. (click to enlarge)
Volunteers working at the HGB I entrance during the March workday. Photo by Kathleen Christensen.

2019 Wilderness Run

Upcoming Events
  • The 21st Wilderness Run/Walk was Sat. 4/27 at the Hamilton Greenbelt entrance
  • The 25th Anniversary of City Park was celebrated
    • Sun. 4/28. - Water SAFETY for details click here.
    • Rescheduled KITES activities on Sun. 4/28 for details click here.
  • Wildfire Ready Workday Sat. 4/6 - rescheduled for May 11 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.
  • Family membership dues for 2019, pay by mail, click here or pay in person at our workday, contact our Treasurer Bernie.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Hurst Creek Waterfall painting by Jenna Sedovic, LTHS Senior (click to enlarge)
Painting of the Hurst Creek Waterfall by Jenna Sedovic, LTHS Senior.

21th Annual Wilderness Run & Walk

Saturday, April 27
Hamilton Green belt I in Lakeway / Registration: 8:00 AM
Event: 9:00 AM

Enjoy a morning at the park and explore the beautiful trails of Lakeway! This FREE noncompetitive run and walk will begin at 9:00 AM with refreshments following the race. Participants may choose to run or walk either 3 miles or 5 miles through the scenic trail system of the Hamilton Greenbelt, with the entrance located across from the Lakeway Justice Center. The course winds along canyon walls and high cliffs, across fern covered creeks and through tall native tree forests.

Registration download is available here or by picking up an entry application at the Lakeway Activity Center or at the registration boxes at the entrances to City Park, The Canyonlands, Hamilton Greenbelt I and Hamilton Greenbelt II. You can also register on event day between 8:00AM to 9:00AM. Commemorative T-Shirts will be available for $15 with all proceeds from donations and sales going to the maintenance of the trail systems in Lakeway.

Jenna Sedovic is scheduled to be at the registration tent area to sign your T-Shirt!

Mayor Sandy Cox has accepted our invitation to be part of the award ceremony after the run/walk has been completed.

This is a great opportunity for runners and walkers, as well as families with children in strollers and dogs to enjoy an outing and meet other outdoor enthusiasts. For more information regarding Friends of the Parks or the Wilderness Run & Walk, please contact director & chair Sheryl Kelly at 512-997-8880. Hope to see you there!
2019 Sponsors (click to enlarge)
2019 Wilderness Run Sponsors

21th Annual Wilderness Run & Walk Report

Seventy registerd runners/walkers enjoyed a beautiful morning event at Lakeway's Hamilton Greenbelt.

Jenna Sedovic was there to sign Wilderness Run T-Shirt featuring her painting of the Hurst Creek waterfall!

Austin Gourmet Popcorn had a tent where they handed out samples of cedar cheese and salted caramel flavored popcorn.

Mayor Sandy Cox gave medals to the winners of various categories at award ceremony after the run/walk has been completed.

Thanks again to our sponsors!
The Eitel Group
Lakeway Dental
Independent Bank
Fresh Dermatology
B2B Copies and Printing
Dr. Stacy Miller, Orthodontist
Lakecountry Insurance Agency, LLC
Eaddy Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
Wildbird Center of Lakeway
Brodnax & Karnes, PC
Fifield Dental Center
ExxonMobil


2019 Wilderness Run start

Unofficial Winners list
Three Mile Female
Ten and under - Josephine Tyler 38:52
15-35 - Morgan Laaksoneu 40:46
36-59 - Candace Nguyen 25:57
60 and over - Chrish Ninlay 30:23

Three Mile Male
Ten and under - Luke Driscoll 25:45
11-14 - Cole Nguyen 24:22
36-59 - Doug Woleat 23:28
60 and over - Larry Yancy 22:09 and was overall 3 mile winner

Five Mile Female
26-40 - Victoria Waite 40:31
41 and over - Laurie Cercone

Three Mile Male
26-40 - Adam Hazen 46:44
41 and over - Jack Seaquist 46:34

Event Photos are HERE.
J. Tyler (click to enlarge)
J. Tyler - 3 mile female winner 10 and under
M. Laaksoneu (click to enlarge)
M. Laaksoneu - 3 mile female winner 15-35
C. Nguyen (click to enlarge)
C. Nguyen - 3 mile female winner 36-59
C. Ninlay (click to enlarge)
C. Ninlay - 3 mile female winner 60 and over
L. Driscoll (click to enlarge)
L. Driscoll - 3 mile male winner 10 and under
C. Nguyen (click to enlarge)
C. Nguyen - 3 mile male winner 11-14
 
D. Woleat - 3 mile male winner 36-59 - photo not available
L. Yancy (click to enlarge)
L. Yancy - 3 mile male winner 60 and over
 
 
V. Waite (click to enlarge)
V. Waite - 5 mile female winner 26-40
L. Cercone (click to enlarge)
L. Cercone - 5 mile female 41 and over
 
 
A. Hazen (click to enlarge)
A. Hazen - 5 mile male winner 26-40
J. Seaquist (click to enlarge)
J. Seaquist - 5 mile male winner 41 and over

April 2019

Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Apr. 13th Rescheduled to Sat. Apr 20th 8AM FOP workday 8AM,
  • The 21st Wilderness Run/Walk will be Sat. 4/27 at the Hamilton Greenbelt entrance
  • The 25th Anniversary of City Park will be celebrated
    • Sun. 4/28. - Water SAFETY for details click here.
    • Rescheduled KITES activities on Sun. 4/28 for details click here.
  • Mon. May 4th FOP Board meeting 6:30PM at the LAC.
  • Sat. May 11th FOP workday 8AM.
  • Wildfire Ready Workday rescheduled for May 11 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.
  • Family membership dues for 2019, pay by mail, click here or pay in person at our workday, contact our Treasurer Bernie.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Birds enjoying a snack at the bird blind (click to enlarge)
Birds enjoying a snack at the bird blind.
Planned April Workday Projects rescheduled to Sat. Apr 20th 8AM.

Rescheduling due to the inclement weather on Saturday (4/13).

Please meet at the Pavilion parking lot at City Park at 8AM to sign-up for volunteer activities. Bring work gloves and drinking water. Sunscreen is optional.

Thirty-two volunteers signed-up at the Pavilion parking lot at City Park at 8AM to work on the events listed below.

City Park :
    o Lake shore clean-up effort was lead by Jerry and Hamil Cooper.
    o Madrone tree was exposed by removing competing tree and trimming of shrubs.
    o Agave clean-up effort was lead by Bernie Reding.

HGB :
    o Lohman's Crossing entrance (HGB I) garden planting and bench cleaning effort under Kathleen Christensen's supervision.
    o Trail trimming on the main crushed granite trail by Jim Dunn's team.
    o Trail repair on primitive trails with crushed granite and water diversion done by Bill Frea's team
    o Removal of deadfall and over-leaning cedars on the primitive trails by Elmer Tyler's team.

Pavilion :
    o Lunch was served at the lower picnic area, delicious chicken fingers, baked beans, potato salad, fruit platter and desserts by Judy Hazen's team.
Volunteers working at the HGB I entrance. (click to enlarge)
Volunteers working at the HGB I entrance during the March workday. Photo by Kathleen Christensen.

March 2019

Upcoming Events
  • Mon. Mar. 4th FOP Board meeting 6:30PM
  • Sat. Mar. 9th FOP workday 8AM,
  •  
  • Wayne King passed away on Feb. 26th. His Memorial Service will be at Westlake Presbyterian Church on Mar. 11 at 10AM. Wayne and his wife Kathie were caretakers of the Butterfly Garden in City Park.
  •  
  • The 25th Anniversary of City Park will be celebrated with events on 4/7, 4/14 and 4/28.
  • The 21st Wilderness Run/Walk will be Sat. 4/27, details to be announced.
  • 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.
  • Family membership dues for 2019, pay by mail, click here or pay in person at our workday, contact our Treasurer Bernie.


Visit the FOP website at www.lakewayfop.org for more information.
Visit http://www.lakewayfop.org/Workdays/2019_01/Jan2019.html for Jan. workday photos.
Visit http://www.lakewayfop.org/History/AM_2019/AM_2019.html for Jan. Annual Membership meeting photos.
Visit http://www.lakewayfop.org/Workdays/2019_02/Feb2019.html for Feb. workday photos.
FOP member Wayne King (click to enlarge)
FOP member Wayne King was a caretaker of the Butterfly Garden.
Planned March Workday Projects

City Park :
    o Mulch spreading on slope north of Ranger Field
    o Extend repair of rock wall by picnic tables at lower level
    o Erosion control on primitive trail going by Ladin Lane gate
    o Repair of trail above Butterfly Garden and stain wood on concrete bridge
    o Repair Barnes Garden trail and trim shrubs
HGB :
    o Lohman's Crossing entrance garden planting
    o Invasive tree removal along Hurst Creek
    o Bird blind water feature repair and sign hanging

Pavilion :
    o Vegetable soup and desserts
First Purple Martins (click to enlarge)
First Purple Martin scouts arrive at City Park on 2/25/19. Photo by Carl Christensen.
March Workday Reports

Thirty-five volunteers signed in at the beginning of the workday and most of them worked at the entrance to Hamilton Greenbelt. Kathleen was the leader of this group and they planted and landscaped and got mentioned in the e-newsletter "The Lake Way". Elmer and Dave and crew cut down invasive trees along Hurst Creek in the Smith and Hamilton Greenbelts before joining with Kathleen's group at the entrance of HGB. Carl and Bernie lead a small group in replacing the water feature at the bird blind and installing several large posters for bird identification. Finally Jim and two volunteers spread mulch at two locations in City Park and installed three erosion control diversions on a primitive trail. Judy and her crew had hot vegetable soup and plenty of sides and desserts at the end of our workday.
 

New Trail Maps for the Parks of Lakeway

The website link that takes you to the Parks Interactive Map page is Interactive Map Link.

This link will take you directly to the Canyonlands trails: Canyonlands. I hope it loads for you this time. If it hangs up while loading, try hitting Refresh or Reload in your browser.

When you click on the trails, the trail name and distance will show in a popup box. Hikers can track their location on their smartphone by tapping the crosshairs.

The Boy Scouts will map the emergency markers, scenic views and other amenities in the Canyonlands one Saturday in October (date to be determined). If I can GPS all of the smaller Canyonlands trails Thursday morning, then I should be able to add them into the online interactive map by next week.

Thanks so much for keeping the Friends of the Parks informed. Please donít hesitate to contact me if you have any more questions and concerns.

Carrie Burns, Forester
City of Lakeway

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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