National Public Lands Day Event at Lake Georgetown

National Public Lands Day Event at Lake Georgetown

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 08:30 to Noon

Join REI and the Austin Ridge Riders for a great opportunity to give the Lake Georgetown trail some love.  National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands including parks, trails, and green spaces. NPLD began nationally in 1994 with three sites and 700 volunteers. It proved to be a huge success and became a yearly tradition, typically held on the last Saturday in September. This project will have volunteers removing encroaching limbs, cleaning up the existing trail tread, and working on drainage improvements to slow down/eliminate erosion issues.

For more information on this event please contact Lee Compton at [masked].

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The meet up location for this event is Russell Park at Lake Georgetown

Directions to Russell Park:  Take I-35 north and exit 261A, Williams Dr./2338 for Andice/Granger. Take a left heading west on 2338. Go about 6 to 6.5 miles and turn left onto 3405. Go about 1.5 miles and turn left onto CR 262. Follow this 3 miles into the park. Park on the right in the long row of parking. The trail head to go to Jim Hogg Park is located on the park road that is on your left as you enter the park. The trail head to Tejas Camp, the farthest west park, is located in a round parking area to the west of the parking lot. Distance to Russell Park is 4.3 miles; distance to Tejas Camp is 5.5 miles.

From 183: Take 183 north through Seward Junction at Hwy. 29 and past the North San Gabriel River. Take the next right heading east onto 3405. Drive about 5.5 miles and turn right onto CR 262. Follow this into the park.

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  • Mike W.

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    September 26, 2013

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