Thinking about giving back in 2015? Volunteers are sought for “Ready, Set, Plant,” a partnership between the city of Austin Urban Forestry Division, the city of Austin Watershed Protection and TreeFolks to plant small tree seedlings that will not require irrigation.
Participants will learn about the site’s history, and representatives from the program will discuss the importance of urban forest stewardship and riparian planting, and explain how these plantings will help the waterways of Austin thrive.
There are several opportunities to help with the plant seedlings in January. All of the shifts are from 9 a.m. to noon, and the upcoming dates and location are:
- Jan. 17 at Dottie Jordan Park, 2803 Loyola Lane in East Austin.
- Jan. 17 at Bartholomew District Park, 5201 Berkman Dr. in East Austin.
- Jan. 22 at Shipe Park Greenbelt, 4400 Avenue G in Central Austin.
- Jan. 31 at Battle Bend Park Greenbelt, 121 Sheraton Ave. in South Austin.
Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and conditions in the area, such as areas with tall vegetation. Wearing long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen is recommended; volunteers should also bring a water bottle.
To sign up, visit TreeFolks’ website. Additional seedling planting opportunities are also available in February.