Springs Tour (Eliza, Barton, Upper)
Friday, September 20, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT)
Join WPD environmental scientists, Liza Colucci and Todd Jackson, for a tour of three springs to learn about our endangered Barton Springs salamander, plans to enhance the habitat, the ecosystem of Barton Springs Pool, and macroinvertebrates.
The Barton Springs portion of the tour will be in the water and you should bring goggles or a mask so you can see underwater. Wear your swim suit under your clothes so we can transition immediately from Eliza Springs to Barton Springs.
Date: September 20
Location: Barton Springs Pool (2201 Barton Springs Road) * MEET at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center’s Splash Exhibit - www.austintexas.gov/department/beverly-s-sheffield-education-center
9:30a.m.-10:15 a.m. - Eliza Springs
10:15 a.m. -11:00 a.m. - Barton Springs
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Upper Barton Springs.
Wear: comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, swim suit under your clothes
BRING: cash to pay for parking and Barton Springs entry, water bottle, towel, goggles/mask, snorkel and your questions
**NOTE: The Barton Springs portion of the tour will be in the water. Attendees should be confident swimmers. Swim suit and goggles are required and fins may be useful.
More salamander info: http://austintexas.gov/department/salamanders
When & Where
City of Austin - Watershed Protection Department
Watershed Protection protects lives, property and the environment of our community by reducing the impact of flood, erosion and water pollution. www.austintexas.gov/watershed