Feb 2011 BONNELL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

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Feb 2011 BONNELL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  1. 1. The Joseph Bonnell Project Update and Outlook 2010-2011 HIGHLIGHTS Stan Bacon Fred Bothwell Sel Graham WPSCT February 9, 20112/09/2011 1
  2. 2. JOSEPH BONNELL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS - 2010WEST POINT SOCIETY OF CENTRAL TEXAS – FRIENDS OF MT BONNELL PROJECTS COMPLETED IN 2010 HELD JOSEPH BONNELL DAY CEREMONY, BULLOCK MUSEUM (MAR) ADOPTED MOUNT BONNELL COVERT PARK (MAY) APPLIED FOR APF GRANT TO SUPPORT RESTORING VIEWS FROM MT BONNELL (MAY/SEPT) FILMED “JOSEPH BONNELL STORY” VIDEO (SEP) ENTERED VIDEO IN SXSW, HCFF, AND THC MEDIA AWARDS (OCT) SUPERVISED PARD “GREAT OYSTER RACE” CHECKPOINT AT MT BONNELL (OCT) SUPERVISED AND STAFFED MT BONNELL COVERT PARK FALL CLEANUP (NOV) PLANNED TXARNG BONNELL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP (NOV) SUPPORTED AND STAFFED ALL 2010 “FRIENDS OF MOUNT BONNELL” PROJECTS AWARDED APF GRANT $1500 TO SUPPORT RESTORATION OF VIEWS +$350 FOR SUPPORT OFOYSTER RACE RAISED $2464 OF $3000 REQUIRED TO ACCOMPLISH RESTORATION OF VIEWS CREATED/ENHANCED BONNELL WEB SITE, WIKIPEDIA, AND HANDBOOK OF TEXAS CONTENT APF: AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION; PARD: PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT; THC: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION
  3. 3. JOSEPH BONNELL PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS - 2011WEST POINT SOCIETY OF CENTRAL TEXAS – FRIENDS OF MT BONNELL PROJECTS PLANNED IN 2011 COMPLETED FUNDRAISING FOR RESTORATION OF VIEWS (JAN-FEB) RESTORED VIEWS (28-31 JAN) SUPPORT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW COVERT MARKER (JAN-JUN) SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR CORRECTED HISTORICAL MARKER TO THC (JAN-FEB) CREATED 4 MINUTE BONNELL VIDEO FOR TEXAS MILITARY FORCES MUSEUM (JAN - DONE) PRESENT BONNELL AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP AT CAMP MABRY CEREMONY (APR) SUBMIT JB VIDEO FOR ENTRY IN “G.I. FILM FESTIVAL”, WASHINGTON, D.C. (DONE) MANAGE CEREMONY FOR REDEDICATION OF COVERT PARK (JUN-SEP) FUND AND MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF INFORMATION KIOSKS ON MT BONNELL (JUL-DEC) CREATE, REVIEW, AND MAINTAIN LONG RANGE PLAN FOR PARK IMPROVEMENT APF: AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION; PARD: PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT; THC: TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1/10/2011 3
  4. 4. PROJECT:FUND RAISING USMA Grads 395 WPSCT 300 NEIGHBORS 650 NEIGHBOHOOD ASSOCIATIONS 400 APF 1844 INDIVIDUALS 100 TOTAL 3689 2/09/2011 4
  5. 5. PROJECT:RESTORE FABULOUS VIEWS 2/09/2011 5
  6. 6. COVERT PARKMOUNT BONNELL“FABULOUS VIEWS” RESTORATION JANUARY 28-31, 2011 PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS MAY 2010 CONCEPTUAL PLAN REPORT 1 PAVILION PROPOSED AREAS OF Fred Bothwell 2 PICNIC TABLE VEGETATION West Point Society of Central Texas 3 OBSERVATION POINT REDUCTION Friends of Mount Bonnell 4 PICNIC TABLE fred.bothwell@west-point.org (512) 635-4433
  7. 7. Project Manager Stan Bacon’s span of control….….and the Contractor, and the Friends of Mount Bonnell, and the neighbors,and the Neighborhood Associations, and other AOG members….
  8. 8. BEFORERIVER VIEWS TO NORTH ANDSOUTH FROM PAVILION (SITE 1)AND OBSERVATION PLATFORM(SITE 3) WERE OBSCURED BYVEGETATION AFTER RIVER VIEWS TO NORTH AND SOUTH FROM PAVILION (SITE 1) AND NORTH VIEW FROM OBSERVATION PLATFORM (SITE 3) ARE NOW UNOBSTRUCTED.
  9. 9. BEFORE: FULL AUSTIN SKYLINE WAS ONLY VISIBLE FROM SITE 2 BY STANDING ONPICNIC TABLE. SKYLINE WAS INVISIBLE FROM PICNIC TABLE AT SITE 4AFTER: PANORAMIC AUSTIN SKYLINEFROM TEXAS TOWER TO LADYBIRDLAKE NOW VISIBLE FROM SEATEDPOSITION AT BOTH TABLES
  10. 10. HUNDREDS OF CUBIC YARDS* OF VIEW OBSTRUCTING VEGETATION WERE CUT AND STACKED FOR CHIPPING AND WINDROW FABRICATION *ESTIMATED STACK SIZE: 10’ H X 5’ DEEP X 20 ‘ LONG
  11. 11. FINAL TALLY ACCOMPLISHED AS OF 2/01/2011: ~80% COVERAGE OF ORIGINAL PROPOSED SIGHTLINES INCLUDING BRACTEDCONCEPTUAL PLAN ORIGINAL TWISTFLOWER 2 NEW PANORAMIC VIEWS OF MAY 2010 AUSTIN SKYLINE **SCOPE OF ORIGINAL CONCEPTUAL PLAN CONSTRAINED BY PARK BOUNDARY, CONSERVATION, AND PRESERVATION CONCERNS.FINAL SCOPE OF PROJECT DEFINED IN COOPERATION WITH AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, BALCONES CANYONLANDSPRESERVE, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES, FRIENDS OF MOUNT BONNELL, AND WEST POINT SOCIETY
  12. 12. PROJECT:BONNELL VIDEOS NOMINATIONS AS OF FEB 2011 X 1/10/2011 12
  13. 13. PROJECT: The Bonnell Awards for LeadershipBONNELL AWARDS CITATION PER IL RILASCIO IMMEDIATO Una rivolta tribale, un tenente della fanteria: La linea grigia lunga alleroe non lodato di onore di la guerra del Texas per indipendenza, Joseph Bonnell, un codice categoria di West Point di 1825 A 2 pomeridiane sabato il 6 marzo 2010 la società di West Point del Texas centrale condurrà una cerimonia al museo di storia della condizione del Bob Bullock il Texas a Austin per commemorare eroismo straordinario del tenente Joseph Bonnell che, agente da solo in 1836, ha impedetto una grande forza dei guerrieri ostili lattacco dellesercito del Texas nellambito dellordine del General Sam Houston.PURPOSE:, presented in memory of Captain Joseph Bonnell, West Point class of 1825, 3rdUS Infantry Regiment and Army of the Republic of Texas, Aide to General Sam Houston and Heroof the Texas War for Independence.SCOPE: Two awards, presented to a junior Officer (0-1 to 0-3) and a junior NonCommissioned Officer (E-4 to E-6) in the Texas Army National Guard.CRITEREA: Awarded to individuals who best exemplify the qualities displayed by CaptainBonnell. They include professionalism, integrity, inspiring trust in others, courage, ingenuity,use of alternatives to the application of combat power, and the ability to inspire those traits intheir subordinates while deployed on active duty. 1/10/2011 13
  14. 14. CITATION PER IL RILASCIO IMMEDIATO Una rivolta tribale, un tenente della fanteria: La linea grigia lunga alleroe non lodato di onore di la guerra del Texas per indipendenza, Joseph Bonnell, un codice categoria di West Point di 1825 A 2 pomeridiane sabato il 6 marzo 2010 la società di West Point del Texas centrale condurrà una cerimonia al museo di storia della condizione del Bob Bullock il Texas a Austin per commemorare eroismo straordinario del tenente Joseph Bonnell che, agente da solo in 1836, ha impedetto una grande forza dei guerrieri ostili lattacco dellesercito del Texas nellambito dellordine del General Sam Houston.SELECTION: Selection of honorees and preparation of citations to beaccomplished by Texas Army National Guard.FREQUENCY: To be awarded annually or as jointly determined by the AdjutantGeneral, Texas and the President of the West Point Society of Central Texas.PRESENTATION: To be presented by a General Officer (Active or Retired)representing the West Point Society of Central Texas at a ceremony to be held atCamp Mabry, Texas on or about American Heroes Day or other suitable occasions.CONTENT: Prepared by the West Point Society of Central Texas: Framedcertificates provided by the WPSCT and citations provided by TXARNG detailingthe service rendered by the recipients of the award, accompanied by letters ofcommendation from the President of the West Point Society of Central Texas. 1/10/2011 14
  15. 15. SOME WORK IN PROGRESS: REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDED CORRECTION TO THC MARKER ON MOUNT BONNELL REVIEW AND CONFIRM MARKER REPLACEMENT PLANS, BE PREPARED TO MANAGE PROJECT. PLAN AND EXECUTE BONNELL AWARDS PRESENTATION AT CAMP MABRY. FUND AND MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF INFORMATION KIOSKS ON MT BONNELL. SUPPORT INSTALLATION OF BONNELL EXHIBIT AND VIDEO AT MABRY MUSEUM CONTINUED ENHANCEMENT OF WEB SITE CREATE BONNELL STORY .PPT PRESENTATION CONSIDER OBSERVANCE OF 175TH ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF SAN JACINTO – APRIL 21, 2011 (BULLOCK?) WANT TO HELP? CONTACT STAN , FRED OR SEL2/09/2011 15

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