We Need You!
To keep the park beautiful, several steps must be regularly taken. It takes a community to keep our community a community.
Officially, Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails sets up four to five days a year to go out and spend several hours cleaning trash, planting, mulching, and otherwise maintaining the trail. This isn’t quite enough though, so thankfully, members of our group (and also random park visitors) will go out of their way to pick up trash and report maintenance issues.
If you’d like to volunteer in one way or another, we’d love to have you. There are a few steps you can take to help make the park a better place. These steps are as follows:
Volunteer During Official Work Days
Volunteering during official work days is the most efficient way to volunteer to help out our park. The work days are usually from 9AM to 11 PM, and we typically have a list of things that need to be taken care of and are approved by the City of Austin through our partners Austin Parks Foundation and Keep Austin Beautiful. We use the GivePulse platform for volunteer events and use “Copperfield” in the event name to make searching for us easy: https://www.givepulse.com/
Volunteer On Your Own
If you’re at the trail on your own, and you just want to help, here’s a few things you can do to start:
- Pick up trash that you find along the trail and dispose of properly in park trash cans, recycle cans, or in your home trash or recycle cans.
- Clear any fallen branches that have fallen on the main trail
- Make notes of any hazardous trail conditions and report them to 311 or message us through Give Pulse: https://givepul.se/k5ryqg
- Learn about plants along the trail and document them on https://www.inaturalist.org/ this helps us and partners track and plan maintenance of our natural spaces.
Volunteer Reporting: use the Give Pulse Platform until we come up with a better way. Best to message us through Give Pulse to let us know what you did if approval of your volunteer hours are needed. Volunteer hour documentation helps us when it comes time to apply for grants. https://givepul.se/k5ryqg