The Lakeway Wildfire Committee and Lake Travis Fire Rescue are joining forces again for the Spring 2019 Wildfire Ready Workday! Chainsaw volunteers have thinned the dense cedar forest behind homes in Hamilton Greenbelt, leaving cut branches on the ground. Volunteers are needed to pick up and move cut brush to a road where it can be accessed by a chipper.
The work area in Hamilton Greenbelt is forested with mild to moderate slopes. Brush is already cut and on the ground ready for pickup.
Bring work gloves and wear long sleeved shirts, long pants and sturdy close-toed shoes suitable for hiking. Sunscreen, insect repellent, hats and safety glasses are recommended.
Beverages and fruit will be provided. A pizza lunch for all volunteers will follow the event.
Plan to meet at the greenspace next to 224 Sailmaster by 8:30 a.m. Park in the recreation lane on Sailmaster or along side streets until noon. Parking in the rec lane is usually prohibited but will be allowed for the duration of this event.
Latecomers are welcome to join the workday in progress. If we're rained out, the workday will take place the following weekend (April 13).
Youth volunteers: Lake Travis High School students interested in CAVs service hours should contact Pearl Jones at 512-786-7355 or [email protected]. Youth should bring the Youth Waiver Release form signed by a parent. Sign up at http://signup.com/go/cxoDaOn.
Questions? Contact City Forester Carrie Burns at 512-314-7538 or email [email protected]. Hope to see you there!