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FOP Board meeting scheduled Mon 9/8 6:30 LAC

Workday scheduled for Sat 9/13 8AM

June 12th storm cleanup Details here

May Workday was Sat. 4/10 Details here

16th Annual Wilderness Run was held April 26 at 9:00AM in the Hamilton Greenbelt Details here

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Contact FOP Treasurer Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email

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Jan 2014 Freeze at Hurst Creek Waterfall
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June Storm cleanup

Bob Schooler, Pat McDermott and Bernie Reding gathered at the Clubhouse entrance kiosk of Hamilton Greenbelt 2 on Fri. 6/13 at 6:30 p.m. to clear storm damage from the trails.

Some photos of Bernie Reding, Pat McDermott and Bob Schooler clearing two large downed Ashe Junipers from the Squires Trail on Hamilton Greenbelt this evening. We also cleared smaller trees that were down on other parts of Hamilton Greenbelt.

On Saturday Bill Freas joined the three of us to finish cleaning up the Hamilton Greenbelt trails from the late Thursday storm damage.

Kelly Heath said he and his biker friends will be cleaning up the trails in Canyonlands Wednesday at 6:30 in the evening. Bernie to assist by getting two chainsaws ready for them. Kelly said they will be taking pictures also.

submitted by Bernie Reding and Bob Schooler
Bob Schooler and Bernie Reding (click to enlarge)    Bernie Reding (click to enlarge)    Bob Schooler and Bill Freas (click to enlarge)    Bernie Reding and Pat McDermott (click to enlarge)

May Workday

Our final workday before the summer break was held Sat. May 10th. Over 50 volunteers assembled at City Park, Dragon Park and the Canyonlands.

Kelly Heath lead a team of workers including members from the LTHS mountain biking team to work on the trails in the Canyonlands.

Elmer carving up an agave (click to enlarge)
City Park

The Kings worked on the Butterfly Garden
Summer Ard and friend worked on the Challenge Trail
A team worked on burying the exposed irrigation wires on Barnes/Butterfly Garden trail

A crew consisting of Dave Cross, Lamar Bolling, W C Enmon, Dick Drury, Ed Lalone, Kenny Holder, Danny White and Bernie Reding with the aid of three chain saws and manual pole saws cleared the whole area south of the lower parking lot and within the upper and lower trails of dead cedar trees, dead and/or low hanging cedar limbs.

submitted by Bernie Reding

Volunteers at City Park (click to enlarge)
Dragon Park

Pat McDermott lead a large group of volunteers to Dragon Park to spread mulch provided by the City of Lakeway on the children playscape areas.

We had "sausage on a bun" with toppings and lots of beans and desserts. Thank you for food donations from: Cindy Berdan, Donna Ferrie, Clare Freas, Tricia Perkey, Bob Sauerman and someone who brought rice krispie treats! Thanks to our youthful volunteers, we fed 42 people this time. Bernie provided ice and drinks and that is always a huge help to the "cooks."

submitted by Judy Hazen

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Vegetables and Oranges (click to enlarge)


Upcoming Events
  • Sat. Apr. 12th FOP workday
  • 16th Annual Wilderness Run to be held April 26 at 9:00AM at the Hamilton Greenbelt
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Winners and photos of the 2014 Wilderness Run are click here Start of Wilderness Run 2014 (click to enlarge)

Scheduled for Sat. 4/12, meet at the Pavilon in City Park at 8AM

City Park Projects:

o Continue trimming Rosemary at the Cactus Garden.
o Clean up brushy areas to the right side of the lower parking lot.
o To the North of the lower parking lot, trim lower limbs to a height of 6 - 7 feet.
o Chop out sapling cedars with heavy duty hoes.
o Trim tall dead grass at the alternate entrance to the park.

Judy will be preparing lunch, it might be Italian Soup and bread but she has not made a firm commitment.

Friends of the Parks is a group of citizens who enjoy the rewards of volunteer service in the parks and greenbelts areas of Lakeway. Monthly Saturday morning work sessions provide opportunities for all levels of service, whether it is tree maintenance, general cleanup or tending memorial gardens at City Park. A few of the hardier members help build and maintain hiking/biking trails in the Hamilton Greenbelts and the Canyonlands Natural Area. Still others provide food for our workday picnics. For information contact Bernie Reding 512-261-5633 or email Bernie

Friends of the Parks sponsors one annual community event which is the annual Wilderness Run/Walk event on the Hamilton Greenbelt trails on the third Saturday of April. The goal of this event is to encourage citizens to get out and enjoy the beauty of the greenbelts and parks of the City of Lakeway.

Friends of the Parks of Lakeway is a 501 (c) 3, Federal Tax Exempt Organization. Donations made to this organization may be tax deductible; check with your tax advisor.

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