Outdoors

Children in Nature

How to Connect Children to Nature?

Connecting children to nature is important. It helps reduce their risk for developing serious health problems, improves academic performance, lowers stress, and just makes…

Big Tree

Reforesting Along The Blanco River

Congratulations to TreeFolks, who just received a $94,000 grant to fund reforestation work along the Blanco River in Hays County. TreeFolks was one of five organizations to…

Austin Nature and Science Center

Big Grants for Austin’s Parks

Austin’s parks have been receiving some big grants lately. Last month, the Austin Nature and Science Center won a $20,000 grant from the National Recreation…

Oak Tree

There’s a New Trail in Town

There’s a new trail in town! The long-awaited Northern Walnut Creek Trail opened in North Austin last week. The 3.2 mile-long concrete trail begins at the Walnut…

Westcave Preserve

Getting Kids Outdoors

“It started with a dream that kids could go on field trips again,” said Ryan Spencer, with the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center. That dream…

Urban Forest

What’s an Urban Forest Worth?

Thirty-four million dollars. That’s how much Austin’s urban forest is worth, according to a ground-breaking new study from the US Forest Service. The study…