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
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
EVENTS DOWN THE HILL
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