It’s My Park Day Registration Link is LIVE!!

The It’s My Park Day Registration link is ready: https://austinparks.givepulse.com/event/86021-Balcones-Park-and-Greenbelt

Don’t forget to sign up so you can get a shirt and we can get credit towards the grant for your volunteer hours!! Thanks!!

See below for the list of projects – we could use some team leaders to help with 1, 4, 5, 7!

1) Trash Cleanup throughout park and greenbelt to Mopac. If we have a really good turnout, we can go beyond Mopac along the creek and shared use path (NCWT)

2) Creekside Trail maintenance – remove/relocate fallen branches, move rocks off trail, spread straw and native seeds on the slope along the creekside trail.

3) Planted tree maintenance – weed, mulch, remove t-posts that have fallen, etc.

4) Poolhouse landscape maintenance – weed new plantings, replace/add a few plants, spread out leftover soil

5) Seed wildflowers/native grass in areas disturbed by trail work contractors

6) Patch small area of creekside trail near Duval (an approx 10′ edge of trail that was not part of NPP repair done in early 2018 has fresh damage that needs to be protected to prevent further trail damage)

7) hand pull Johnson grass from the side of the NCWT trail near Mopac

Team leader needs

1) help guide folks to trash cleanup areas (need folks who are familiar with the trails in the park/greenbelt)

4) weeding & landscaping the pool entry area

5) restoring part of the wildflower area by Duval close to the bridge

7) pulling Johnsongrass along trail closer to Mopac

for 4 &7, the ability to identify weeds like nut grass, nandina and Johnsongrass is a plus – this is pretty easy and can be learned in 5 minutes

contact  Erik Harris if interested!

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A 2nd Chance at Milwood’s Neighborhood Garage Sale – THIS Saturday, Sept. 29th!

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 will be your second chance to find some treasurers at the best prices from your neighbors!

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National Night Out – NEXT Tuesday! Oct 2nd

Join your neighbors for an evening of fun! Tues. Oct 2 from 6-9pm.
Click HERE to find a party or register one!

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Nov. 3rd 2018 – Save the Date for It’s My Park Day!

IMPD Fall 2018 will be November 3rd – please consider coming out to help with park maintenance and beautification. It’s also a great way to get to know neighbors and explore the park and greenbelt!

Projects planned:

1) Trash Cleanup throughout park and greenbelt to Mopac. If we have a really good turnout, we can go beyond Mopac along the creek and shared use path (NCWT)

2) Creekside Trail maintenance – remove/relocate fallen branches, move rocks off trail,spread straw and native seeds on the slope along the creekside trail.

3) Planted tree maintenance – weed, mulch, remove t-posts that have fallen, etc.

4) Poolhouse landscape maintenance – weed new plantings, replace/add a few plants, spread out leftover soil

5) Seed wildflowers/native grass in areas disturbed by trail work contractors

6) Patch small area of creekside trail near Duval

optional if we can get some team leaders:
-hand pull Johnson grass from the side of the NCWT trail near mopac
Please email balcones_park@austinridgeriders.com if you would like to volunteer to lead a project. A sign up link will be posted in October with more details.

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Now is the time to Register YOUR Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 2nd

Don’t Forget: If you are interested in hosting a Block Party for National Night Out on Tues, Oct 2nd and you want Police, Fire, Code, EMS to stop by you must register before Fri. Sept. 14. Click here to Register for National Night Out.

Also if you want MNA to help spread the word, click here to tell us the details and which streets you would like us to spread the word too. If you let us know about your event, we will also try to help you organize your block against crime. It’s easy, fun and worth it!!
English-spanish NNO16

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St. Stephen’s is hosting a Health Fair on Sat. Aug. 11

It’s FREE and all are welcome!
Saturday Aug. 11, 2018 from 10am to 1pm
“Health Fest 2018”
Hosted by St. Stephens MBC (12300 Amherst Drive)

The following vendors have confirmed their participation with others to come:
>Austin Public Health to provide health screenings: blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. ***Folks who want their cholesterol readings must fast for 8 hours before and do not eat the morning of the screening.
>Underage Drinking: alcohol use and DWI info
>Coming of Age: senior volunteer opportunities and paid mileage;
>The Lyons Club: free eye exams
>Access Dental will provide dental screenings, a snow cone machine and face painting.
>Vernon’s Vibrational Healing Massage with tuning forks and bowls
>NAMI mental health services
>Dr. Rodriguez, Chiropractor
>Travis County HHSD Social services, utility assistance ad more
>ARCG Community Services diabetes education and games

Numerous give-a-ways, door prizes, treats, face painting AND More to come!

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The Annual July 4th Parade & Picnic for Milwood & Walnut Crossing Neighborhoods – Wed. July 4th at 9:30am

Want to volunteer at the July 4th Parade & Picnic on Wed, July 4th? Or do you have a shade tent or table you could loan us to use? Click HERE

We hope you can join us for the neighborhood’s Independence Day Parade & Picnic, which is always the neighborhood’s biggest event! A great time to socialize with neighbors, renew your $15 membership dues, compete in the best decorated bike/walker/float, munch on some free burgers/hot dogs/veggie tacos, and win some great raffle prizes totaling more than $2,000!

Remember to bring $15 for your membership dues to get a Grand Prize Ticket and a Raffle Ticket. Additional Raffle Tickets can be purchased for $1 but are not eligible for the Grand Prizes. Our Raffle Ticket Sales will go to Fundraising for Balcones Park’s Trails and Playground.

Parade & Picnic Schedule – Wed. July 4th
9:30am: Gathering for Parade at Milwood Baptist Church (12217 Cassady Dr) All are welcome to walk in the parade & win the Spirit Contest – just show-up & fall in line.
10:00am: Parade Begins & travels down Cabana Ln, left on Eton Ln, then into Park (Click Here for the Parade Map)
10:30am: Parade Ends at Balcones Park & Spirit Contest for Costumes, Bikes and Floats
11:00am: Lunch Begins (Burgers/Hot Dogs/Vegetarian Option & Cold Drinks)
11:30am: Raffle Drawing Begins

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
TCP Real Estate
Melissa Wile, Keller Williams Realtor
H&H Design & Build
Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Textruss, Inc
The UPS Store – Parmer/Mopac near HEB
Milwood Baptist Church
Covenant United Methodist Church

Thanks to our our Entertainment, Food and Drink Donors:
Covenant United Methodist Church
Silver Grill Cafe
HEB – Parmer and McNeil
Austin Kid’s Directory
Costco Wholesale

Thanks to our our Raffle and Parade Prize Donors:Raffle & Parade Decor Prizes: (Over 30 prizes worth more than $2,000!)

Thanks to our our Raffle and Parade Prize Donors:Raffle & Parade Decor Prizes: (Over 30 prizes worth more than $2,000!)

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