Tuesday, March 01, 2011

It's My Park Day needs Volunteers for THIS Saturday March 5!

Austin Parks Foundation

It's My Park Day

It's My Park Day, presented by Wheatsville Food Co-op, is Austin Parks Foundation's annual citywide volunteer event. Help out at a park near you! This year we have 70+ different volunteer-led projects.

We still need 1500 volunteers for this Saturday's event! Please register by Wednesday, March 3, 2011 to make sure to get your t-shirt size at your park's event! 

Urgent! Please pass the word - 1500 volunteers needed! Tell your social network, tell your glee club, tell your friends to tell their friends, and register to volunteer!

Find an Event and Register Here

What can you do?
   Some great workday efforts are: Mulching trees and bare areas, weeding planting beds, planting trees, painting and cleaning playscapes, repairing trails, or removing trash.

These projects can make a huge difference.  Did you know that trees that are mulched have 3 to 5 times more root growth than trees in grass?  An inch of mulch in spring can make a huge difference to a tree's summer survival.

This year we are having a 'Best It's My Park Day Photo and Story' Contest with great prizes, including $50 gift certificates from REI! For more information, and to submit your Story or Photo go to the It's My Park Day 2011 Best Story & Photo Contest page.

Remember, register to volunteer by Wednesday, March 3, 2011!

Our tremendous thanks to our presenter, Wheatsville Food Co-op, 
and to our sponsors:

Jackson Walker LLP, Community TechKnowledge, Texas Gas Service

MFI Foundation, BMC Software, Backwoods, URS, REI, CA Technologies, Frost Bank, HS&A, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 12 Oaks Dental, Cisco Systems, Hill Country Outdoor, The Austonian, MWM Design Group, Austin Simply Fit, DWG Landscape Architecture, Enviromedia Social Marketing, Texas Rowing Center, The Garden Club of Austin, Clif Bar, Ivy Block, Advanced Organic Materials, Randalls, and Tecnu Extreme.

816 Congress, Suite 1680, Austin, TX 78701
phone (512) 477-1566 - fax (512) 477-1586

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