Volunteers take on projects during LCRA Steps Forward Day



Hundreds of Lower Colorado River Authority employees picked up paint brushes, shovels and more on Friday, April 12, to volunteer on dozens of community projects throughout Texas during LCRA’s annual day of service, Steps Forward Day.
In Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, LCRA employees worked on three projects:

* Painting pavilions, restrooms and picnic tables at North Pecos Park in Lockhart.

* Painting benches, handrails and safety stripes on sidewalks in downtown Luling.

* Painting the interior and exterior of the Tri-Community Civic Center in Prairie Lea. Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative volunteers joined LCRA on this project.

Other Steps Forward Day projects ranged from installing new landscaping and building a shade structure at San Saba River Nature Park to adding sand and mulch to the play areas at Play for All Abilities Park in Round Rock to painting and sealing the exterior of the city animal shelter in Shiner.
“Steps Forward Day is a day to work hard, have fun and give back to our customer communities,” LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson said. “This year, about 700 employees volunteered to pitch in on these projects to help support Texans and Texas communities.”
Wilson said LCRA has a strong legacy of service.
“Our volunteers tackle projects that communities might not have the time and resources to complete on their own, and we’re excited to see these projects to the finish line,” Wilson said. “It’s a way of saying ‘thank you’ to our customers and helping to make a real difference in the communities in which we work.”
This year, LCRA employees volunteered on 36 Steps Forward Day projects in 30 communities: Austin, Bertram, Brady, Brenham, Burnet, Burton, Cuero, Dripping Springs, Eagle Lake, Flatonia, Fredericksburg, Giddings, Gonzales, Granite Shoals, Hempstead, Lexington, Llano, Lockhart, Luling, Mason, Pflugerville, Prairie Lea, Round Rock, San Angelo, San Marcos, San Saba, Schulenburg, Shiner, Smithville and Weimar.
LCRA launched its Steps Forward employee volunteer program in 2015. LCRA works with its customers to identify service projects in their communities, supplies the labor and helps provide the materials needed to complete the projects. For more information, visit www.lcra.org/stepsforward.


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