WEIMAR, Texas – Hundreds of employees with the Lower Colorado River Authority spent Friday, Apr. 5, giving back to Texas communities as part of LCRA’s fifth Steps Forward Day. During the annual day of service, employees worked on projects ranging from creating a walking path in Fredericksburg to sprucing up a park in Round Rock to installing new landscaping at a community wellness center in Wharton.
In Weimar, LCRA employees cleared underbrush and removed trees at Hill Memorial Park.
“Steps Forward Day is one way we give back to the communities we serve,” LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson said. “We can come in with dozens of volunteers and knock out a project that a community may not have the funds, people or time to complete. For example, we paint buildings, clean up parks and give playgrounds new life. These communities are important to us and we are proud to serve them on Steps Forward Day and throughout the year.”
This year, about 600 LCRA employees volunteered to work on more than 30 projects throughout the LCRA service territory. Participating cities included Bastrop, Brenham, Burnet, Del Valle, Flatonia, Fredericksburg, Giddings, Gonzales, Hallettsville, Kempner, La Grange, Lampasas, Lexington, Llano, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Moulton, Round Rock, San Marcos, San Saba, Shiner, Smith-ville, Waelder, Weimar, Wharton and Yoakum.
LCRA launched its Steps Forward employee volunteer program in 2015. LCRA works with its customers to identify Steps Forward Day projects in their communities, then supplies the labor and materials needed to complete the projects. For more information, visit lcra.org/stepsforward.
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 lcra.org.