Landscaping/Campus Beautification

Here’s a chance to make a long-lasting and visible impact at Joe Dan Mills Elementary.  We need your help to ensure that the Mills campus environment is something our community can be proud of.  
We need volunteers for landscaping activities and beautification projects.  Activities include garden bed planting, weeding, tree trimming, and watering young trees as well as other landscaping tasks and projects.   We will be happy to work with your schedule and gladly accept a one-time or regular commitment for help.

Some of our recent projects include:
•    back to school work day
•    winning a Keep Austin Beautiful grant to beautify the campus (2012-2013)
•    adding a beautiful Monterrey Oak in front of the library
•    planting several trees and shrubs along the hill bordering Davis Lane
•    Eagle Scout project that placed limestone chop block path

Our projects benefit from community donations and service, most recent include:
•    The Austin Lawn Service (providing services with a large discount)
•    Girl Scout Troop 1711 taking over the care of the garden by the art room (entrance by the portables)

Many of our activities make excellent Service projects.   Our group worked with Eagle Scouts to build another outdoor classroom located by the gym.  They have installed stairs leading from the faculty parking lot to the old outdoor classroom.  Eagle Scouts have also helped build a Kindergarten classroom garden.   Our ongoing beautification plans offer more community project opportunities.

Some future projects and ideas (wish list) include:
•    creating a weather station
•    installing rain barrels
•    planting trees
•    filling in eroded areas with dirt and mulch

If you are interested to learn more about landscaping volunteer opportunities or have any campus landscaping questions, concerns or requests, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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