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Texas Public Radio is proud to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.For the past 11 years, Texas Public Radio has participated in this event, xeriscaping and restoring natural vegetation at parks, libraries and natural areas around the city.As the hallmark of our yearly Focus on the Environment, National Public Lands Day projects serve to promote the beauty of our city’s public and natural spaces. The results have been several radical transformations of area parks and libraries through water-saving measures and the restoration of natural vegetation.

National Public Lands Day: Olmos Basin Project on November 17

Chris Eudaily
Texas Public Radio
A Brownie troop gathers around to learn about planting grass plugs at Hardberger Park for National Public Lands Day on October 6, 2012.

The Olmos Basin project, which was originally scheduled for September 29 and rained out has been rescheduled to November 17.

Join us at beautiful and shaded Olmos Basin Park as we celebrate National Public Lands Day. Volunteers are needed to help with creek clean up, mulch around newly planted trees and pick up litter. This is a great project for groups, families and individuals to come out and help make the park shine. Local Girl Scouts and the Friends of Olmos Basin Park will be on hand to present the rich history of the park and the importance of bats on the environment during the workday. Convenient parking is available in the park and across from the sports fields

Olmos Basin Park

651 Devine Rd

San Antonio, TX 78209



  • 8:30 a.m.     Registration and breakfast
  • 9 a.m. to noon     Work (mulching, creek clean up, litter pick up and bat house building)
  • 10 a.m.     Brief history on bats in the area
  • 11 a.m.     Watershed information presented by SARA

To volunteer, contact Meredith Ruiz, Program Manager, San Antonio Parks and Recreation at (210) 207-8603 or by email at Meredith.Ruiz@sanantonio.gov.


SACU,  Whole Earth Provision Co., SARA, and SAWS

Special thanks to EZ's Brick Oven & Grill at the Quarry for providing breakfast.