Ice cream + parks. That's what happening this Saturday, September 8th from 11am to 1pm at the "Seaholm Ice Cream Social."  The event is being hosted by the Austin Parks Foundation and the Trail Foundation to share potential plans with the public for the renovation of the historic Seaholm Intake Building. The...

When it comes to environmental issues, the problems can sometimes seem so big and so far away, it can be difficult to imagine a way to fix them. Take the protection of the world's rainforests, for example. The consequences of the loss of such a biodiverse region...

Sponsored Post - from the Austin Parks Foundation Love our city's parks? Want to help make them better than ever before? Join the Austin Parks Foundation for their annual "Party For the Parks" on Thursday, October 4th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Republic Square Park.  The celebration will feature food from Fresa’s al Carbon, sips from local booze...

Sponsored Post - from the Save Barton Creek Association Obsessed with Barton Springs? Love the outdoors? Want to find a way to help protect Austin's natural resources? The Save Barton Creek Association is looking for volunteers like you all summer long. Every Saturday, SBCA sets up a table at Barton Springs...

Ready to watch one of the coolest displays of nature right here in Austin, Texas? The purple martins are back in town and ready to show off. What are purple martins? Purple martins are migratory birds that stop in Austin each year before they continue on with their voyage to South America....


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In the midst of a chaotic world where we all lead busy lives and the news is almost never positive, sometimes it can be nice to take a step back and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Spending time with friends and family. Jumping into a pool...

They're responsible for producing the oxygen that we breathe. They absorb carbon dioxide. They're home to many of the world's plant and animal species. What are they? Rainforests.  As we approach the second annual World Rainforest Day on June 22nd the Rainforest Partnership (a local nonprofit organization) is asking for your help to save...

Food trucks. Kayak parking. A coffee shop. Wifi hotspots. Concerts. Play spaces. This is what might be coming to the abandoned Seaholm Intake building on Lady Bird Lake. Wait. What's the Seaholm Intake Building again? Originally built to pump water for cooling into the nearby Seaholm Power Plant in the 1950s, the...