Check out this hot-off-the-press proposal, Rewilding Zilker Park, by restoration ecologist, park planner and owner of LandSteward.net, Elizabeth McGreevy. The proposal is sponsored by Save Our Springs Alliance, with support from the Zilker, Bouldin Creek, and Barton Hills neighborhood associations.
The proposal calls for reforesting more than 75 acres of Zilker Park for people, wildlife, climate protection, and reducing the urban heat island effect.
If you like it, join us next Tuesday at 6:00 pm. for the City of Austin's next virtual meeting on the Zilker Park Vision Plan. Register for the meeting here. Tell them you support the Rewilding Zilker plan, along with any other comments you might have.
Also, there will be a public comment period for a few weeks following the Tuesday virtual meeting. You'll have time to comment on whatever the City's park planner consultants may propose at the Tuesday "Design Alternatives" meeting. We'll keep you informed as well.
Read the press release here on the new Rewilding Zilker Park report, and please consider a tax-deductible donation to SOS today to help us pay for this powerful proposal for the future of Zilker Park.
The next month or two will be crucial for shaping the future of Zilker Park for decades into the future. With your voice and your support we can make Zilker the beautiful and more natural public park that we need it to be for everyone.