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Barton Creek Greenbelt 2020

Austin, TX

Popular for hiking, swimming, mountain biking, rock climbing and birdwatching, the Barton Creek Greenbelt in a favorite of Austinites! Running through the bustling city of Austin, Texas, “the greenbelt” in an important staple both for locals and visitors alike. Due to the proximity to the city and the variety of access points, Barton Creek sees an enormous amount of visitors daily. This has contributed to numerous impacts including pet management and waste, biking impacts, litter, water resource impacts and more. The Barton Creek Greenbelt is also home to the endangered bracted twistflower which has been further impacted by all of these things.

*The Barton Creek Greenbelt is located on the ancestral lands of the Tonkawa, Nʉmʉnʉʉ (Comanche), and possibly other tribes*

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