We invite you to visit this page regularly to see what exciting activity is available for you to respond to your “hands-on” calling to environmental stewardship. Every month, we will feature a different event that will help you connect in answering our common call to environmental stewardship by serving together in the Austin-area.
HAPPENING THIS SUMMER:
It sure is hot, but there is still plenty that needs to be done to take care of our environment. Put on your sunblock, drink lots of water, then head out for one of several Austin-area events on July 28th.
For early birds, the Williamson Creek Greenbelt East Clean Up begins at 8 am, through noon. Lace up your work books and pull on those gloves to enjoy a great morning’s work at this gorgeous creek. Details at: http://www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/node/1887
Also from 8 am until noon, you can instead serve as a Zero Waste Ambassador with Austin Resource Recovery, helping out at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Learn and teach others at community events about the proper disposal of chemicals, paints, batteries and more. For details: http://www.afdrecruiting.com/department/zero-waste-ambassadors
Want to sleep in a bit? Participate in the Ecological Literacy Workday from 9-1, where several hours of outdoor work at Hornsby Bend are rewarded with a learning opportunity about local ecology. http://www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/node/1699
Still too early? Don’t miss The Great Texas Tree Roundup Workshop at 10, until 1:30. For those wanting to exercise their stewardship and technological skills, this one’s for you. Using your laptop and digital camera, take part in mapping trees at the Yarborough Branch of the Austin Public Library. http://www.treeroundup.org/participate/workshop_results.php
What’s that you hear? That’s right, Blues on the Green has two dates in August, meaning two opportunities for you to serve on the Recycling and Composting teams. August 1st and August 8th make environmental stewardship a musical treat. Monitor bins and educate the public about recycling and composting while listening to some great music. Volunteering at one of these events also gets you a free t-shirt, VIP parking, and free food. 5:45-9:45 pm at Zilker Park sounds like a great time, doesn’t it? Sign up through Courtney Black, ARR Public Information Specialist, 974-9087. Please indicate which date you prefer to volunteer.
Help a critter or several out this month. Volunteer at the Austin Zoo by assisting the zookeeper with various tasks. Any day is a good day to take care of animals, so the schedule is flexible. Hours are available between 10 and 6 every day. http://www.austinzoo.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer
Thanks for being an environmental steward with us!
If you have any questions, or just want to say you’re coming to an event, jump over to our contact page and let us know. We hope to see you there!