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National Public Lands Day September 25

Sep 15

9/15/2010 11:12 AM  RssIcon

On Saturday, September 25, more than  170,000 volunteers nationwide will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places. In Williamson County, more than a hundred volunteers will make improvements to Twin Springs Preserve and the Goodwater Trail at Lake Georgetown. All will be taking part in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in our country.
This year marks the 17th annual National Public Lands Day, an event that brings together thousands of volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education, and just plain enjoyment. Last year over 150,000 Americans participated at sites in all 50 states.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. is the event’s national corporate sponsor for the 12th consecutive year. Northrop Grumman has joined as a corporate sponsor for the 2nd year. Nine federal agencies will participate along with over 250 state, county, and city partners and a host of nonprofit groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts of USA, Student Conservation Association, and The Corps Network. The National Environmental Education Foundation coordinates National Public Lands Day.
WHO: Williamson County Conservation Foundation, REI, Inc., Austin Ridge Riders, The US Army Corps of Engineers, American Youthworks
WHAT: Construct primitive trails through the Twin Springs Preserve and a trail link to the Goodwater Trail, adding over two miles of primitive trails to the preserve and Goodwater Trail system.
WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 2010 – 8 am to 1 pm Registration starts at 7:30 am
WHERE: Twin Spring Preserve – on site registration at the Russell Park Group Shelter – see HERE (map)for directions
CONTACT:      Gary Boyd, Williamson County Conservation Foundation -
Josh Kawinski, Outreach Specialist, REI -
Phone: 512/260-4226 (Gary) or 512/343-5550 (Josh)
National Public Lands Day, 4301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 160, Washington, D.C. 20008



Williamson County Alerts

Burn Ban Lifted August 15, 2016

- Friday, July 29, 2016

On Monday, August 15, 2016, Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County.  Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity.  Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219.

Prior to conducting controlled burns, please take the following steps:
1. Please contact your local fire department – Some fire departments may require a burn permit.
2. Please contact Williamson County Communications – Please call and report your controlled burn to Williamson County Communications at 512-864-8282.  They can inform you of any burning restrictions that may exist.  


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