Got gloves? Volunteer at It’s My Park Day on Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help spruce up parks around Austin on Saturday, March 3. Photo courtesy Austin Parks Foundation

Grab your work gloves and prepare to get dirty. The Austin Parks Foundation needs volunteers to help spruce up Austin area parks.

The spring rendition of It’s My Park Day is Saturday. Volunteers will help spread mulch, clear root collars, restore habitat, maintain trails and clean up more than 100 parks, greenbelts and trails throughout the city, including the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Emma Long Metro Park, Shipe Park, Bouldin Creek and Mount Bonnell.

Registration is open through Friday.

Volunteers will spread mulch, clean up trash, improve trails and more. Photo courtesy Austin Parks Foundation

There’s big payoff, too. Volunteers get a free T-shirt and discounts at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, P. Terry’s, Snap Kitchen, Zocalo Cafe, Fresa’s South 1st, and all locations of Galaxy Cafe and Trudy’s.

For a full list of parks projects and hours, go here. To register, go here.

The Austin Parks Foundation, founded in 1992, works to maintain and improve public parks, trails and green spaces through volunteerism, innovative programming, advocacy and financial support. Since 2006, it has given more than $2.5 million in community-initiated grants in service to the greater Austin community. For more information, go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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