LCRA improves green space in the county through community projects

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Lower Colorado River Authority employees spent April 6 working on community projects throughout the LCRA service territory as part of LCRA’s fourth annual Steps Forward Day.

The projects in Hays County included planting garden areas, pressure washing fire hydrants and cleaning graffiti from walls in downtown San Marcos, with help from city of San Marcos officials.

The LCRA also spread mulch in the playground area and restoring trails at Stagecoach Park in Buda, with help from Pedernales Electric Cooperative employees.

They also helped to replant flower beds at the sports and recreation park in Dripping Springs, with help from PEC.

“When we started Steps Forward Day four years ago, we had no idea how enthusiastically our employees and customers would embrace the day,” said LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson. “Our employees love the chance to make a difference and help the communities we serve, and city leaders say the infusion of LCRA volunteers for the day helps complete needed projects in just a few hours, saving them both time and money.”

This year, more than 600 LCRA employees volunteered to work on more than 30 projects from the Hill Country to the Texas Gulf Coast. Projects ranged from painting park facilities in Brady to picking up litter at Lake Pflugerville to landscaping around Wharton City Hall.

Participating Hays County cities included Buda, Dripping Springs and San Marcos.

LCRA launched its Steps Forward employee volunteer program in 2015 to give back to the communities.

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