Austin Marathon 2017

2017 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon
                           Sunday 19, 2017
The race starts and finishes on Congress Avenue in downtown Austin. In between, it loops south to Ben White Boulevard, west to Exposition Boulevard (where half-marathoners peel off), north to Anderson Lane and east to Red River Street.
More here
Map here

Note: folks in Yellow Sector should plan ahead!

All the News that Fits 2017


26th Annual Creek Cleaning – March 4, 2017
Ingrid Weigand – BCNA Parks Committee

New Meeting Place!
The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association’s Annual
Creek Cleaning will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017
in conjunction with the Austin Park Foundation’s “It’s My
Park Day” celebration. (Rain date: March 11).
Our meeting place will be at 1200 South 6th Street this
year, one of the two official trail-heads of the greenbelt.
We’ll meet at 8:30 am for coffee and snacks provided by
neighborhood restaurants, then send teams of people to
different parts of the creek. And yes, if your heart is set on
working in East Bouldin, you may of course do so.
We’ll meet up again around 11:30 am for lunch, also
courtesy of our business friends.
Since 1991, neighbors have met once a year to collect
trash in both East and West Bouldin Creek. While we no
longer pull out large appliances, mountains of tires or huge
pieces of construction materials, the cleanups are still
necessary due to the incredible amount of bottles, cans,
plastic bags and Styrofoam containers that are left behind
by inconsiderate visitors or washed down the creeks with
each rain. And then, of course, there is the debris from
homeless camps.
This year, we’ll concentrate on cleaning up the West Bouldin
Creek Greenbelt. The new trails  and the
new rock hop will make it much easier to access the area
and to haul items out. We are planning a Trail Completion
Celebration a few weeks later and want the green belt to
look its best!
Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please dress
in long sleeved shirts and long pants to guard against
possible contact with poison ivy and wear sturdy shoes.
Be prepared to get muddy and dirty and have a very good
time. Kids, dogs and family friends welcome.
You can register on the Austin Parks Foundation’s site
for our creek cleaning.
It’s not required, but it helps us in planning and you’ll get a t-shirt
if you do.

A little bit of history here


Palmer Heavy Traffic February 2017

Whether you’re interested in avoiding traffic, parking issues, or strolling to a good time, here are the websites to discover the goings-on of which to be aware:

BCNA Bylaws 2017

After two readings, updated BCNA bylaws were adopted in our October 2016 General Association meeting. However, a last minute request for different wording by a long-standing neighbor, Jim Retherford, necessitated further language changes. He asked that all residents of the neighborhood be listed as de facto members; we then needed to make a distinction between voting and non-voting members each time the word “member” was mentioned.                            (A refresher: Voting members are those primary residents, age 18 and older, who register with the BCNA.)                                                              Since this is a language change and not a substantive one, we do not need to vote on adopting the Bylaws again. The final version with these changes  is posted at BCNA Bylaws 2017
Ingrid Weigand BCNA Bylaws Committee


General Association Minutes-December 13, 2016


The BCNA General Association held Officer and Sector Representative elections on Dec. 13th.
The following neighbors volunteered for 2017 and can be found “here”. We owe them a “thank you” for offering their time and energy to help with issues affecting the neighborhood.  Additional information about Officers in Bouldin Bulletin 2016-Dec



BCNA Granted $16,000 for West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt Trail Improvements

On Friday, January 6, The Austin Parks Foundation presented BCNA with a check for $16,000 – the grant we were awarded in November for West Bouldin Creek Greenbelt trail enhancements.
And the money is already spent – all work was completed in the last week of December. Look for a Grand Opening ceremony in March, once it warms up a bit and the greenbelt is “green” again. Above Image Features: Bill Stout, John Rooney, Ladye Ann Wofford (APF); Ingrid Weigand, Catie Mohn (BCNA Parks Committee), Cory Walton (BCNA President).

Our sincere thanks to the Austin Parks Foundation for their support!
Ingrid Weigand
BCNA Parks Committee

Austin Parks Foundation Grants Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Ass'n with a check for $16k
Bill Stout, John Rooney, Ladye Anne Wofford – Austin Parks Foundation
Austin Parks Foundation Grants Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Ass'n with a check for $16k
John Rooney, Ladye Ann Wofford (APF); Ingrid Weigand, Catie Mohin (BCNA Parks Committee), Cory Walton (BCNA President), David King (Zilker NA President)