Earlier this month, RViers enjoyed getting their hands dirty at Festival Beach for the Austin Parks Foundation’s annual It’s My Park Day. More than 3,000 volunteers provided 10,000 hours of volunteer labor at over 100 park improvement projects across the City of Austin. This is equivalent to 5 park maintenance employees working full-time for an entire year and represented an investment of $250,000 for Austin’s parks!

RVi had the opportunity to sponsor and participate in this awesome event, helping build nutrient-rich soil and ensure cleaner water at Festival Beach. Activities included weeding and mulching in a variety of food and habitat gardens, planting native perennials, and repairing a rainwater swale.

To learn more about the Austin Parks Foundation and It’s My Parks Day, visit http://www.austinparks.org/.