This Weekend in Bushwhacking:

If you’re anything like me, seeing the new Robert Rodriguez film Machete (which was shot here in Austin!) rekindled your desire to reconnect with your favorite sharp object. If you’re not, well, you can still probably feel me on this one. National Public Lands Day is this weekend, and Austinites are getting together to clean up the Barton Creek greenbelt, which is in need of maintenance after Tropical Storm Hermine did some damage to the trail system. Volunteers will also be removing invasive species. It’s the perfect chance to get your machete on. Here’s the down-low:

Austin Parks And Recreation - Barton Creek greenbelt

Who: Hosted by the Austin Parks Foundation, City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Hill Country Conservancy, Central Texas Mountaineers, and Greenbelt Guardians.

What: Greenbelt cleanup, including trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and removal of debris left by Tropical Storm Hermine.

When: Saturday, September 25, 8:30AM

Where: Barton Creek Greenbelt trailhead in Zilker Park (map)

Volunteer sign-up and more information is available here.

Registration begins at 8:30AM, followed by a 9:00AM speech by Congressman Lloyd Doggett which will include an announcement about funding for Austin’s trail system. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers. Get out there and get to cutting!

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