Trail Clean Up Event Draws Plenty of Volunteers

Some of the volunteers included FWRCT Board Members Don Pearce, Marc Mumby, and Martha Figueroa-Kimbrell (holding signs) and Dallas City Council Member Jerry Allen (far right).

 

Twenty-five volunteers came out Saturday morning to make the Friends of the White Rock Creek Trail’s first Trail Clean Up Day a smashing success. The trail looks better than it has in months… check it out!

FWRCT President Marc Mumby, along with Board Members Don Pearce (who organized the event), Martha Figueroa-Kimbrell, Trent Nix, Steve Marsden, Phil Devero, and Max and Denise Davis were all there pitching in.

Officials stopping by to offer encouragement included District 10 Councilman Jerry Allen, Park Board President Joan Walne, and Park Board Member Lee Kleinman as well as Ken and Jill Beam from the Park and Rec. Department.

This event coincided with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s “It’s My Park Day” and there were three Park staff members on hand to provide trash bags, gloves, and trash sticks, and pick up the filled bags along the trail.

The volunteers spread out to cover a 3-4 mile stretch of trail from Central Expressway all the way south to Skillman Avenue. We estimated that 70-80 bags of trash were collected and hauled away.

FWRCT would like to express its gratitude to Don Pearce, all our volunteers, and the Park and Recreation Department. Thanks to your efforts, one of Dallas’ gems has been improved for everyone.

Here are a few pictures (click to enlarge).

Park employees handed out trash bags and picked them up along the trail when they were full.

Board Member Trent Nix and wife Jennifer with some of the trash they collected.

Board Member Martha and John Kimbrell hauling away trash with their bike trailer..

There was a huge amount of trash along the path that leads to the trail from Skillman Street.

 

2 thoughts on “Trail Clean Up Event Draws Plenty of Volunteers

  1. I rode down the trail last night and saw all the trash bags. Big thanks to everyone who worked on this!

    BTW, has anyone talked to the city about the asphalt patches separating from the concrete and creating new hazards?

  2. Thanks! We had a great volunteer turn out.

    Do you mean the section of trail near the soccer fields at Royal and Greenville (Northwood Park)? Those cracks are so large they are definitely becoming hazards. We’ll relay info to Park and Rec. Dept.

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