National Public Lands Day

Texas Public Radio is proud to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD), the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.

For the past 11 years, Texas Public Radio has participated in this event, xeriscaping and restoring natural vegetation at parks, libraries and natural areas around the city.

As the hallmark of our yearly Focus on the Environment, National Public Lands Day projects serve to promote the beauty of our city’s public and natural spaces. The results have been several radical transformations of area parks and libraries through water-saving measures and the restoration of natural vegetation.

National Public Lands Day
2:58 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

National Public Lands Day: Olmos Basin Park

Volunteers check in and get some food before heading out to work.
Chris Eudaily Texas Public Radio

Texas Public Radio joined community partners in a National Public Lands Day event at Olmos Basin Park. Postponed from September due to rain, the event included creek and litter clean-up and mulching around newly-planted trees. Local Girl Scouts and the Friends of Olmos Basin Park made presentations to volunteers about the park's history and the importance of bats to the environment.

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National Public Lands Day
4:25 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

National Public Lands Day: Olmos Basin Project on November 17

A Brownie troop gathers around to learn about planting grass plugs at Hardberger Park for National Public Lands Day on October 6.
Chris Eudaily Texas Public Radio

The Olmos Basin project, which was originally scheduled for September 29 and rained out has been rescheduled to November 17.

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National Public Lands Day
4:22 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

National Public Lands Day: Phil Hardberger Park

Planting grass sprigs at Phil Hardberger Park
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Texas Public Radio joined community partners in a National Public Lands Day event at Phil Hardberger Park. Postponed to October 6 due to rain, the event invited volunteers to plant thousands native grass sprigs to restore the park's natural savanna.

The event was sponsored by the San Antonio River Authority, SAWS, SACU and Whole Earth Provision Company.

Phil Hardberger Park is located ay 8400 NW Military Highway.

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5:22 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

TPR Helps Restore Natural Grass for National Public Lands Day at Hardberger Park

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The rain on September 29th delayed the work until October 6th, but couldn't dampen the enthusiasm. Volunteers planted native grass plugs at Phil Hardberger Park in a grassland restoration project.
SACU, Texas Public Radio (TPR) and community partners sponsored a volunteer community project to recreate the savanna that once covered much of Phil Hardberger Park, planting native grass sprigs in a grassland restoration. This was an official event of National Public Lands Day, postponed due to heavy rains on Sept.