It's My Sidewalk Day - Learn About 311 and Volunteer in Trash Clean Up

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Outside Club Carnaval

2237 East Riverside Drive

Austin, TX 78741

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It's My Sidewalk Day is the first in hopefully an on going series where we all can come together to clean up our sidewalks and learn how to report infrastructure issues to the 311 department, such as potholes, tall grass, or large branches obstructing the sidewalk.

You will have the opportunity to learn what happens after you submit a request to the City. What requests go to which department? Come ask your questions! and join us for some light breakfast and volunteer work as we do our part to clean up Riverside Dr, a road many people use daily to exercise and get to work. Maybe next time a friend complains about that pothole that seems to never get fixed, you can show them how easy it is to report it!

A rep from the corridor program will also be there to talk about the future plans for the Riverside Corridor.


WHAT TO EXPECT

9:00 am - 9:30 am | Snacks and 311 overview

We will meet outside Club Carnaval for some breakfast snacks for you to enjoy while we hear from a 311 representative tell us about their department and what they do in the city. We will learn how to submit requests via phone and the 311 app, so next time you're out walking or biking and see your sidewalk needs some repair, you'll know what to do!

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Clean Up

We'll do some volunteer work and clean up trash along Riverside Dr. Bags, gloves, and grabbers will be provided thanks to Keep Austin Beautiful.

10:30 am | Wrap up

We'll bring all the trash bags and materials to the table and gather for a group picture


WHAT TO BRING

Please dress in comfortable clothes and wear your tennis shoes or closed-toe shoes. Please come prepared with a full bottle of water. We'll have a cooler with water available for refills. We recommend not bringing the kiddos since Riverside is a high traffic area and it could be dangerous to have small children participate.


HOW TO GET TO US

From the west - Bus routes 7 & 20
From the south- Bus route 7
From south or north - Bus Route 300
These buses run every 15min

Plan Your Trip
On the web: http://www.capmetro.org/planner
On your phone: http://www.capmetro.org/app

Parking will also be available.


We'll see you first week of October when hopefully the weather will be a bit cooler. If you have any questions or comments please give Grecia a call at 512-720-8692 or email grecia.white11@gmail.com.




Keep Austin Beautiful empowers people to care for the environment by providing community resources, education, and volunteer opportunities.
Visit their volunteer page to view and register for upcoming opportunities.
Visit their programs page to learn about other ways you can get involved.
Visit their education page to learn about our education programs, to register your school for in-classroom presentations, or to request activity kits for independent service-learning.
Visit their resources page to learn about and request free supplies for community projects, including tools, cleanup supplies, event recycling materials, and beautification resources.

Austin 3-1-1 provides the citizens of Austin with a simple single point of contact for every City department. Austin 3-1-1 receives over 1 million calls a year producing over 200,000 service request for departments within the City of Austin. What started as Police non-emergency line for the City of Austin has become a robust Citywide Information Center where ambassadors are available to answer residents’ concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year

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Photo credit: Virginia State Parks



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