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Attention Austin creek lovers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

This Valentine’s Day, Tree Folks and the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department are asking Austinites to show their love of nature. In a gathering called “Loving Austin Creeks to Life,” volunteers will plant 1,000 seedlings along the Northeast Austin’s Buttermilk Creek. According to a notice about the event, “This is the latest step in the creek’s restoration, where River Watch teens started working in 2009. The creek is a valued part of the neighborhood, enjoyed by the many people who walk the trail along its banks each day. But like many urban streams, it has been stressed by pollution, trash, and a lack of shade, which hurts the creek’s ecology…The restoration work has involved planting native tree saplings and grass plugs, collecting and dispersing native grass and forb seeds, and installing 14 seed islands.” The planting will take place on Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. until noon at Buttermilk Park. More information can be found here.

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