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STECK AVENUE BRIDGE MOSAIC PANELS

STECK AVENUE BRIDGE MOSAIC PANELS

On June 8 and 9, volunteer members of the North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Association (NSCNA) Beautification Committee installed glass tile mosaic panels on the concrete columns on the North side of the Steck Avenue bridge over Shoal Creek, as shown here:

This composite of photographs of the panels provides a close-up view of the panels:

Detailed finishing work on the panels will be completed soon.
The panels were designed and constructed by volunteers. Preparations began in September 2018 with a … Read More

Steck Bridge Mosaic Designs

Steck Bridge Mosaic Designs

This is the design for the mosaic to be installed on the south or KVUE side of the bridge. Design is by Kevin Wier, NSCNA President, 2018-2019. Members of NSCNA’s Beautification Committee are currently working on creating this mosaic. If you are interested in participating or want more information on this project, please email beautification [at] nscna [dot] org.

 

This design, also created by Kevin Wier, is to be installed on the north side of the bridge:

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HELP BEAUTIFY THE STECK AVENUE BRIDGE: MOSAIC WORKSHOP

HELP BEAUTIFY THE STECK AVENUE BRIDGE: MOSAIC WORKSHOP

Free workshop for volunteers preparing to create the Steck Ave. Bridge Mosaic! Sign up now — space is limited to 8 more people!

Intro to Mosaic workshop for North Shoal Creek Neighbors
Saturday, Sept 22 9:30-noon
Austin Mosaic Guild
1810 W Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78757
AustinMosaicSchool.com

Instructor: Dianne Sonnenberg
DianneSonnenberg.com

This workshop is for North Shoal Creek neighbors to learn techniques of making a mosaic so that we will be prepared to work together on our neighborhood beautification, public … Read More

Volunteers Needed For North Shoal Creek Free Tree Block Walk Saturday 9/29

Volunteers Needed For North Shoal Creek Free Tree Block Walk Saturday 9/29

Austin Community Tree Program Block Walk 2018

The Austin Community Tree program is looking for volunteers to help with a block walk on Saturday, September 29 to reach residents in Austin’s North Shoal Creek neighborhood.

We will meet at 8 am. Make sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.

Location; Pillow Elementary; 3025 Crosscreek Dr, Austin, TX 78757

What volunteers will be doing:

  • Block-walk a section of the North Shoal Creek neighborhood to offer free trees to eligible properties;
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REMINDER TO SAVE THE DATE! NSC COMMUNITY GARDEN RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 14

REMINDER TO SAVE THE DATE! NSC COMMUNITY GARDEN RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY IS SATURDAY, APRIL 14

We’re about a week away! Reminder — the NSC Community Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place next Saturday, April 14th at the NSC Community Garden at the corner of the Pillow Elementary School Campus on Crosscreek and Flagstone.

Please bring $15 cash if you’re interested in purchasing a custom community garden t-shirt!

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FREE TREES AVAILABLE FROM TREEFOLKS

FREE TREES AVAILABLE FROM TREEFOLKS

October-March is tree planting season in Austin. While North Shoal Creek’s residential core has a pretty good tree canopy, overall our neighborhood needs more trees. If your yard can use one or more trees, you can probably get free ones from TreeFolks, a local non-profit that partners with the City of Austin to encourage tree planting and care.

There are two ways to get a free tree from TreeFolks:

  1. Sign up for their Tree Delivery service.
  • call TreeFolks at
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SHOAL CREEK TRAIL PROJECT

SHOAL CREEK TRAIL PROJECT

There’s a new project afoot our neighborhood needs to get involved in. It’s the Shoal Creek Trail Project, sponsored by the Shoal Creek Conservancy. If/When it’s successfully completed, the trail will include our neighborhood. We received this invite to a series of meetings about the project; please go if you can!

“You’re invited to join Shoal Creek Conservancy for the first of a series of three Shoal Creek Trail: Vision to Action Plan community meetings. The Conservancy, a

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEXT COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAY SATURDAY, MAY 20TH, 9:00 AM TO NOON

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEXT COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAY SATURDAY, MAY 20TH, 9:00 AM TO NOON

WE NEED YOUR HELP DIGGING IT!

Our next workday is Saturday, May 20th

 9:00 AM to Noon

The plan is to start a compost pile and begin putting in a drip irrigation system.  Of course, we’ll also do some digging.

 

PLEASE COME HELP!

To volunteer, just email Sarah Brandon at gardenchair [at] nscna [dot] org and tell her you’ll be there.

Want some more information?

Check out our new Community Garden webpage: www.nscna.org/garden/Read More

COMMUNITY GARDEN GRANT

COMMUNITY GARDEN GRANT

Austin Parks Foundation (APF) Programs Assistant John Rooney (center) presents APF’s $10,000 grant for a North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Community Garden during the Association’s January 10th membership meeting. Receiving the grant are Community Garden team members (left to right): Katie Kelly, NSCNA VP Sarah Brandon, NSCNA President Amelia Cobb, Kenneth Webb, and Beautification Committee Chair Mary Jane Wier.

North Shoal Creek needs to match the Austin Parks Foundation grant with volunteer effort building the garden. So, volunteers are needed! To … Read More