UPDATE: We’ll be hosting a workday on Sat, July 16th from 9 am to noon and we need volunteers to help haul gravel in buckets and larger rocks with rock cradles. Please sign up here
Our Barton Creek Trail Corps crew is out removing a very old silt fence along the trail near the Mopac crossover this week as well as doing some Spyglass Access drainage improvements off-trail, but we took some time to look at the next big area we need to tackle.
This is a section of creek bank just east of Mopac where the water can be very deep – so it usually grows a rope swing or two. As a result of many people loving it, the banks have eroded and this amazing Cedar Elm tree is in danger.
Our goal is to rebuild this section. Our crew will use their winch systems to pull in some of the bigger rocks, but we’ll need volunteers to help us haul over smaller rocks using our rock cradles as well as lots of buckets of gravel to help backfill the banks once we start putting rocks into position.
We’re currently looking at the dates of July 16 and August 6, but would welcome groups of volunteers (10 minimum) that might be willing to come out on weekday mornings as well. Email Charlie at email@example.com if you are interested.