On Friday, we turned in our final report on the Barton Creek Trail Corps Report to our primary funder, Impact Austin. We’re grateful to them, as well as our funders Hill Country Conservancy, Bicycle Sport Shop, REI, as well as our own Austin City Limits Music Festival Grant Fund.
Between September 2010 and December, we put in a total of 10,936 hours of work on 61 separate projects. Our Barton Creek Trail Corps crew (from American Youthworks Environmental Corps), working from Jan through December of 2011, put in 6,393 hours, with our 1,841 volunteers putting in 4,543 hours on twenty seven separate workdays.
Here’s a short (no, really) list of what we accomplished on Barton Creek Greenbelt from September 2010 through December 2011:
Our Barton Creek Trail Corps crew hours total 6,393 and can be divided this way:
- trail bushing and corridor clearing – 751 hours
- invasives cutting, removal, chipping and treating – 1,250.75 hours
- building / replacing rock steps – 686.25 hours
- building armored drains / crossings – 850.75 hours
- building retaining walls / creek banks – 1,385.75 hours
- Trail tread work including drainage, de-berming, resurfacing – 584.25 hours
- signage work and installation – 213.75 hours
- Managing volunteers during workdays – 149.75 hours
- The remaining time included rock gathering, post hole digging and fencing installation, removing old silt fencing, barbed wire and other hazards, helping re-surfacing the trail and decomposed granite parking lot at Loop 360 access, as well as GPSing, documenting and other tasks –541.25 hours.
Our 27 volunteer workdays with 1,841 volunteers working a total of 4,543 hours. 3,110 hours were spent cutting, yanking, stacking and dragging invasive species. The remaining 1,433 hours were spent on trail tread and drainage projects including de-berming, rock popping, rock collections, gravel hauling, filling, packing holes and erosion and flood damage along the trail, cutting drainage channels, brushing along the trail and trash pick-up.
There’s more work to do, we have another American Youthworks E-Corps working this month on more invasive species removal and treatment and we will be sure to have a number of projects on It’s My Park Day on March 3, 2012. We need more help to keep the greenbelt in shape. Please join us!