59. Volunteer at Berry Springs Park
Feel like being outdoors in a beautiful setting? Nearby Berry Springs Park & Preserve has volunteer opportunities coming up this Tuesday, March 1st. What better way to welcome springlike weather than to help with some clean-up and composting?
Officially opened on Oct. 15, 2005, Williamson County's Berry Springs Park and Preserve is located on 300 acres along Berry Springs. The park is utilized for passive recreational uses including camping, hiking, and fishing. The park features a 2.5 mile hike/bike trail that will eventually connect to Georgetown Parks and Recreation trails.
Presently volunteers are needed for a number of spring cleaning tasks. Volunteers will be asked to beautify the pond by helping to skim the pond along the edges with rakes to remove aquatic weeds. The weeds and algae are dried and then taken to the park compost pile. The compost is used in flower beds and throughout the park. They are also removing invasive weeds and fertilizing flower beds. Fishing areas are being cleared as are pathways around the pond. Pecan trees require care too as they continuously shed their branches. The branches and limbs are gathered and either mulched or burned. Mulch is used in flower beds, around trees, and along nature trails. Ashes are mixed into compost and or used to fill low areas throughout the park.
This park is a jewel that needs a little shine. If you would like to help, contact Park Manager, Susan Blackledge. Preferred times to volunteer are 8a.m. to noon, & 1p.m. to 4p.m. Tues., Wed., and Thurs. mornings only during summer months. Other times need to be prearranged with park staff. Call Park Phone: 512-930-0040 or email email@example.com 24 hours before coming to ensure Staff availability.
Location: Berry Springs Park and Preserve
1801 County Road 152
Georgetown, TX 78626
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