More than 500 Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) employees spent Friday working on dozens of community projects, including one in Brenham.
As part of LCRA’s annual day of service, Steps Forward Day, LCRA employees built a bench around an oak tree at Jerry Wilson Park. Employees from the City of Brenham joined LCRA on the project.
Other Steps Forward Day projects ranged from painting fire hydrants in Hempstead, painting animal pipe fencing at the expo center in Schulenburg, and sanding and painting picnic tables and barbecue pits at Northside Park in La Grange.
LCRA General Manager Phil Wilson said while COVID-19 has slowed or sidelined many projects, Steps Forward Day allows LCRA to “mobilize hundreds of volunteers to help get these projects completed in a single day.”
This year, LCRA employees volunteered to work on more than 30 projects throughout the LCRA service territory. Participating cities included Austin, Brenham, Burnet, Fredericksburg, Goldthwaite, Gonzales, Hempstead, Jonestown, Kempner, La Grange, Lampasas, Lexington, Llano, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Pflugerville, Rockne, Round Rock, San Angelo, San Marcos, San Saba, Schulenburg, Smithville, Waelder, Weimar and Wharton.
LCRA launched its Steps Forward employee volunteer program in 2015, and has held a Steps Forward Day every year since then except 2020, due to COVID-19.
For more information, visit www.lcra.org/stepsforward.