Projects and Volunteer Activities
The Austin chapter, working with the City of Austin Water and Wastewater Department, is working on a project at Brodie Wild, a water quality protection property at the corner of Slaughter Lane and Brodie Lane.
Bill Carr, local botanist, has authored an annotated checklist of
Travis County plants. The Austin chapter of NPSOT has begun a
project, led by David Mahler, to work will Bill Carr and make the data
The chapter has designed and is maintaining a native plant demonstration garden at Zilker Botanical Garden. Volunteers are needed for ongoing work and maintenance.
The chapter does restoration work at a variety of local parks and preserves, including Granger Lake Seed Bank, Indiangrass Preserve, Barton Creek Habitat Preserve, and Great Hills Park. If you would like to volunteer, contact the volunteer coordinator.
The chapter sells plants at the plant sales to raise funds, and to also
advocate and educate about native plants. Contact the chapter president if you would like
Members frequently organize seed collecting trips around Austin. Contact the chapter seed collecting contact for more information.
The chapter frequently searches for and obtains permission to salvage plants from sites threatened by imminent construction. Rescued plants are used for projects, plant sales, and by members for personal use. Contact the chapter rescue site contact for more information.