Lower Colorado River Authority employees spent Friday, April 6, working on community projects throughout the LCRA service territory as part of LCRA’s fourth annual Steps Forward Day.
Projects included painting, cleaning up litter, landscaping and much more as LCRA volunteers spent the day giving back to the communities LCRA serves.
“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.
- Austin – Painting a cabin, landscaping and restoring trails at Camp Fire’s summer camp held at Emma Long Metropolitan Park.
- Bastrop – Painting picnic tables and the pavilion, spreading mulch, and trimming trees at Fisherman’s Park.
- Bay City – Constructing and installing floating habitat platforms.
- Brady – Painting the concession stand, restrooms and batting cage frame at Richards Park.
- Brenham – Replacing the fence guard on the baseball fields and painting bathroom facilities at Henderson Park.
- Buda – Spreading mulch in the playground area and restoring trails at Stagecoach Park.
- Burnet – Improving the softball field at Burnet Middle School by cleaning up the grounds and painting the dugouts, backstop, fences and foul poles; and installing a new mulch walkway at Shady Grove Elementary School.
- Cedar Park – Trimming trees and adding mulch to landscapes at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
- Cuero – Changing out light bulbs in city Christmas displays.
- Dripping Springs – Replanting flower beds at the Sports and Recreation Park.
- Gonzales – Trimming trees at Gonzales Memorial Park Cemetery.
- Hallettsville – Painting streetlights around the downtown square.
- La Grange – Painting the concession stand and restrooms at Kruschel Park.
- Lampasas – Repainting gazebos at W.M. Brook Park.
- Lexington – Repairing and painting the gazebo and restrooms on the town square.
- Llano – Trimming trees and removing brush and weeds along the riverbank.
- Lockhart – Painting the pool house at the City Park.
- Luling – Setting fence posts along train tracks though town and painting the curb and handrails along Davis Street.
- Marble Falls – Cleaning up litter at the Westside Park disc golf course; and picking up litter in the city and at the Marble Falls City Cemetery.
- Moulton – Painting the picnic pavilion and restrooms at Moulton Community Center.
- Pflugerville – Trimming trees and picking up litter at Lake Pflugerville Park.
- San Marcos – Replanting gardens and large planters, pressure washing fire hydrants and cleaning graffiti from walls downtown.
- San Saba – Cleaning up the nature trail near Mill Pond Park by trimming brush and trees and spreading gravel.
- Smithville – Painting restrooms and the concession building at MLK Park; and clearing brush at Riverbend Park to allow better access to the river.
- Somerville Lake – Cleaning up the shoreline along the lake.
- Wharton – Cleaning up the city cemetery by mowing, removing weeds, trimming trees and picking up litter; and removing hedges and installing new landscaping around City Hall.
- Yoakum – Painting the old train building on South Street and landscaping at the police department.
- LCRA’s McKinney Roughs Nature Park near Bastrop – Repairing fences and logs along the walking area, planting ground cover and spreading mulch.
LCRA launched its Steps Forward employee volunteer program in 2015 to give back to the communities LCRA serves. LCRA works with its customers to identify service projects in their communities and supplies the labor and materials needed to complete the projects. For more information, visit
The Lower Colorado River Authority serves customers and communities throughout Texas by managing the lower Colorado River; generating and transmitting electric power; providing a clean, reliable water supply; and offering access to nature at more than 40 parks, recreation areas and river access sites along the Texas Colorado River, from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. LCRA and its employees are committed to enhancing the lives of Texans through water stewardship, energy and community services. LCRA was created by the Texas Legislature in 1934. For more information, visit
Source: LCRA Business News