After coming back from McGee Creek Natural Scenic Recreation Area for the fourth time, it has been an immense relief to work in Austin for a couple of weeks. The work here has been a great example of the breadth
We got the call on the 26th of May that we were to be deployed to San Marcos for disaster relief in response to the Memorial Day floods; the next day, Wednesday, were en route, arriving shortly before 8am.
On 2 September, TxCC deployed a team of 5 to Saipan, a US territory in the far reaches of the Pacific. Our members have been working tirelessly to establish systems that help survivors access assistance from volunteer groups and that
Oklahoma is a hot, dry country. It’s a lot like Texas, except with more tics and the sand is red instead of tan. Working in OK was not necessarily harder or easier than working in Texas, but for me this
This past hitch to McGee Creek Natural Scenic and Recreation Area (NSRA) was the third time we have worked in the area. This time, like the others, we were tasked with clearing trail corridor. This consists of walking up and
Oh sweaty Palmetto State Park how do I recount thee? Dare I mention the mosquitoes, the tiny little no see ‘ems, the snakes in the bathrooms, or the rare sighting of the illusive Coral Snake? Maybe it is best to
On June 8, the TxCC Austin and Hays Youth Crew Leaders met with their twelve crew members for the first time to kick off a week long orientation for new members. The first three days were filled with paperwork, expectations,
While inspecting a patch of corn on the farm the other day, I found this strange looking ear of corn. Wondering what this strange growth was I pulled it off and tried to do some research. After a few minutes
At the end of May, I returned from Tombigbee National Forest in Mississippi to begin training and orientation with my fellow Youth Crew Leaders. Despite missing the first few days because of the hitch with Purple Crew, the new leaders
We never knew how big Texas was until we started working around in various Texas State Parks. In total we worked in Blanco, Bastrop, Huntsville, Cooper Lake, Davis Mountains, Buescher, and McKinney Falls. In Bastrop we encountered some flooding issues.