Saturday, September 27th marked the annual National Public Lands Day, and this year RVi employees joined volunteers around the country in lending a little TLC to public parks, trails, and open spaces. Here at RVi, we chose to join the volunteer team at one of our own project sites, Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park.

Organized locally by the Austin Parks Foundation, the event was a great opportunity to meet other community members and spend a little time together outside of the office. Our team was responsible for clearing invasive Johnson Grass from the park’s woodland edges, and was led by a representative from the local non-profit organization Ecology Action of Texas. The organization owns and operates Circle Acres, a diverse and dynamic nature preserve along the southeast edge of the park. After our volunteer shift, we were rewarded with a fantastic walking tour through the Circle Acres woodland, wetland, and riparian restoration areas. This just goes to show that there is always something new to discover in Austin, no matter how long you have lived here!