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Planting in the Park

Bastrop State Park seeks volunteers to help plant trees
Written by , published December 5, 2014

bastrop-planting-tpwd-103Restoration efforts at Bastrop State Park have been ongoing since the Bastrop County Complex Wildfire swept through in 2011. The latest volunteer call is a chance to help make a difference. From mid-December through February, more volunteers are needed to help with reforestation.

Sign up for volunteer opportunities by contacting Mick Haven at 512/321-2354 ext. 240.

A look back at the Bastrop fires.

About 500,000 trees are expected to be planted as the parks, for the third year, hosts winter volunteer reforestation opportunities, including public workdays on Dec. 14, Jan. 17 and Feb. 7.

The wildfire affected 96 percent of Bastrop State Park, and volunteers will help to plant thousands of trees this winter.

"We are looking forward to working with volunteers again for the third year of pine restoration at the park,” says Jamie Hackett, superintendent of Bastrop State Park. “The task is an important one and we have such a good time doing it."

Individuals, families and small groups are welcome to register for the public workdays. Larger groups (20-50 people) may register for a group workday with Mick Haven, Bastrop State Park Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer donors and school groups also have days reserved. Group days are Dec. 20, Jan. 24, 25 and 31, and Feb. 8.

Each workday begins at 8 a.m. and lasts until noon.

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