Capital Metro–with the help of many volunteers, the landscape design dynamo of Ilse Frank, principal of Studio Balcones Landscape + Urbanism, the grant and materials support of Keep Austin Beautiful, the assistance of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and the Austin/Saltillo Sister Cities Association, and the in-kind donations of several local businesses–has been revitalizing Plaza Saltillo over the past several months.
The most recent volunteer day was this past Saturday, June 19th. Twenty hard working, dedicated volunteers planted about 300 plants in sweltering heat at Plaza Saltillo. Many thanks to Thistle Cafe for providing lunch and Texas Coffee Traders who supplied coffee. This work day completed all of the large planting beds and added shade trees, ornamental shade trees, grasses, and native plants. It looks fantastic! Check out the photo gallery on the Friends of Plaza Saltillo Facebook page.