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    America Walks Public Lecture and Q&A

    January 8th, 2013
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    Retrofitting Suburban Spaces into Lively Places: Creating Neighborhoods and Districts We Love: Ellen Dunham-Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Georgia Tech School of Architecture Ellen Dunham-Jones, an award-winning architect, author and professor will share a lecture on opportunities to redevelop low-density areas. Hear how strip malls, office parks and cul-de-sac subdivisions can become new […]

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    Imagine Austin’s Compacted & Connected Speaker Series

    January 8th, 2013
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    Imagine Austin’s Compacted & Connected Speaker Series: Tuesday, January 15 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. What’s in the Subdivision Regulations: An overview of Other Cities’ Subdivision Regulation Approaches, as identified in the Center for Transportation Research’s Recommended Changes to the City of Austin Subdivision Regulations and Transportation Criteria Manual February 5 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Context-Sensitive […]

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    Dirty Creek at Reed Park — TCEQ Meeting On Nov. 28 To Develop Citizen-Based Plan To Reduce Bacteria Levels

    November 28th, 2012
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    TAYLOR SLOUGH/REED PARK CREEK BACTERIA:  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will hold a public meeting to develop a citizen-based plan to reduce bacteria levels in four Austin streams.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, Room 325. Parking is available […]

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    ThinkBike! Austin

    November 6th, 2012
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    http://austintexas.gov/article/thinkbike-update-workshop-findings-and-presentations   http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/austin-looks-to-dutch-for-expertise   http://www.Storify.com/DutchEmbassyDC

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    Mount Bonnell Fall Clean-Up, September 29th

    September 16th, 2012
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    Dear Neighborhood Leaders, The West Point Society of Central Texas has scheduled a clean-up of Covert Park at Mount Bonnell for Saturday morning on the 29th of September between 9 and 11. We are looking for 30 volunteers ages 15 and up to pick up litter in the parking lot and on the trails and […]

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    Restoration of creeks in local parks

    April 3rd, 2012
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    City of Austin Parks Departments and Watershed Protection are teaming up to restore native vegetation to creeks in parks all over Austin which will improve water quality as well as aid reducing flooding.  Locally, there are two parks with planned proects.  For details, see the links below: Reed Park restoration fact sheet Tarrytown Park restoration […]

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    Central Texas Electric Lawnmower Program

    March 17th, 2012
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    For details go to:  www.cmpbs.org/electriclawnmower Who: Home Depot and Scott Johnson What: The Central Texas Electric Lawnmower Program When: Saturday, April 7th from 8:30am-2pm Where: Only at the Mueller Home Depot at 1200  Barbara Jordan at 51st St. (Next to Best Buy) Why: To help folks save money when they upgrade their polluting gas-powered mower […]

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    Butterfly Gardening

    March 7th, 2012
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    Butterfly gardening can be a wonderful way to invite nature into your backyard. With a little knowledge on local butterflies and the correct plants, you can create a garden that allows you to watch butterflies in various life stages. Adult butterflies feed on nectar, gathering it from flowers. Larvae, or caterpillars, feed on plant foliage, so if you do not like to have your plants eaten by insects, butterfly gardening may not be for you.

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    It’s my park day

    February 1st, 2012
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    On March 3rd, the Austin Parks Foundation is hosting “It’s my Park Day” – a citywide park service day.  For more information, and to sign up for a park near you, please click the following link: http://www.austinparks.org/itsmypark.html

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    Red Bud Isle Ready Set Plant

    December 7th, 2011
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    Friends of Red Bud Isle, Due to recent rains & great planting conditions, the Austin Parks & Recreation Department has changed the date for the “Ready, Set, Plant” event at Red Bud Isle. The event has been moved up to Saturday, December 17th, from 9 am – Noon. If you are already signed up you don’t […]

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