Memorial Day Flood Cleanup

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Memorial Day brought historic floods to Central Texas. In Austin the creeks breached their banks, major roads were closed, and many homes and businesses were left devastated by the floodwater. Unwanted debris was left scattered throughout Pease Park. The playgrounds, flowerbeds, and trails all fell victim to the rising waters of Shoal Creek. It's going to take a lot of time and effort to get Austin back in order, but we're ready to get started at Pease!

Check out these photos of the flooding (courtesy of Jay Johnson):

Join us on Saturday, May 30th from 9:00 to noon at Pease Park (1100 Kingsbury Street) to help clean up the park. We'll meet by the picnic tables at the south end of the park and deploy volunteers to haul away debris, rake the trails back into place, and remove all of the trash that got caught in the trees and shrubs. We will supply all the tools and trash bags. All we ask is that volunteers wear close-toed shoes and clothes that can get a little dirty.

Hope to see you out there! Please feel free to spread the word to all of your networks, everyone is welcome!

PLEASE REGISTER ON THIS FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE OR ON GIVEPULSE so we have an idea of how many folks to expect:

*********UPDATE (5/27)*************

While Pease and Shoal Creek Greenbelt suffered during the floods, others had a much tougher go with it. In addition to cleaning up the park, we're going to partner with Shoal Creek Conservancy to collect non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Please bring whatever you have to spare on Saturday morning. If you want to donate prior to the event, please contact andrewgill(AT) to coordinate a drop-off at our office near 30th and Lamar. Thanks!
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By: Pease Park Conservancy

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