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).