Celebration Tree Grove Vandalized; Thousands in Damages Estimated

Celebration Tree Grove is a tranquil, uplifting space on the northeast edge of White Rock Lake Park dedicated to honoring, remembering, and celebrating Lake Lovers of the past, present and future. Over the last few weeks, the stone structures that anchor Celebration Tree Grove have been defaced and commemorative bronze plaques stolen from the site. We are heartbroken by these acts of theft and vandalism. Initial estimates by our team forecast upwards of $5,000 to support restoration efforts to

NTX Giving Day is here!

Our region’s biggest day of online charitable giving is happening TODAY and we need your help! For the Love of the Lake has set an ambitious goal to raise $20,000 through NTX Giving Day this year to support our key initiatives and outfit our volunteer teams so collectively we can make the largest impact. As we like to say, “every litter bit helps,” and even $5 can make a big impact. Be a part of

The Countdown to NTX Giving Day Starts NOW!

NTX Giving Day helps build awareness and support for nonprofits in our region like nothing else. Every year in September, Communities Foundation of Texas’ NTX Giving Day challenges and galvanizes residents across North Texas to fundraise for and donate to their favorite charitable causes. The one-day online giving extravaganza has become the largest community-wide giving event in the nation and has ignited a broad culture of community-wide giving. Early giving is NOW OPEN and we have an ambitious

Kroger Shoppers Support FTLOTL

Support for For the Love of the Lake can come in so many forms. Our signature programs allow us to engage with volunteers in-person and lend our time to keeping White Rock Lake Park beautiful. But we always appreciate opportunities to reach more Dallasites who treasure our urban oasis through partnerships with community organizations and local businesses. For the Love of the Lake was recently added as a benefiting organization of the Kroger Community Rewards program, which

Ditch Plastic Bags for Donations at Buffalo Exchange

For the Love of the Lake is pleased to announce we have been selected as a recipient of the Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags® program, running from July through December 2023. To participate, bring your own bags along to shop our local Greenville Ave. Buffalo Exchange store. Instead of a plastic bag, the Tokens for Bags® program offers every customer who makes a purchase one “token” valued at five cents (the cost to produce a bag) to donate to one of

Brewing Up Support

We love when two of our favorite things, coffee and White Rock Lake, come together! We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to Merit Coffee for selecting For the Love of the Lake as the beneficiary of their recent community engagement campaign. We are blown away by the generosity of Merit Coffee and its patrons, who together raised an incredible $4,000 for our organization in the month of June. These funds will do so much to

Rocky’s Close-Up

Advocate Lakewood/East Dallas Profiles Our Favorite Duck! Did you catch the recent story highlighting our spokes-duck, Rocky, and our two outstanding volunteers who manage him? From Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up events and holiday parades to the State Fair of Texas, Rocky is there for our biggest moments and always puts a smile on our face. Take a read through this excellent story from the Advocate Lakewood/East Dallas edition to

The Playground at Flag Pole Hill Update!

We are very excited to let you know that the planned Phase 1 improvements for the playground at Flag Pole Hill are now fully funded! Work has started at the park and is scheduled to be complete in September. We are no longer accepting donations for work at the playground.  However, we will keep you informed when Phase 2 begins. It was a long road, but we believe that it was worth the wait to get a comprehensive plan at Flag

Celebration Tree Grove Restoration Update

Hi, everyone! Thanks to your donations we are making significant progress on restoring the Celebration Tree Grove after the recent vandalism. We have identified all missing plaques All replacement plaques have been ordered and are in production. Once production is complete on the plaques, we can begin the repair work on the monument and mount the replacement plaques. We hope to have all work completed by the end of June. Weather may impact our timing. We need the monument to be dry for the

T Shop’s 12 Months Of Giving!

We want to send some BIG LOVE out to the T Shop for their generous support of For The Love of the Lake. They are celebrating all their years of serving Lakewood from their lovely flower and gift shop in the heart of the Lakewood Shopping Center with 12 Months of Giving.  For the month of May, FTLOTL is the lucky beneficiary.  Not only are they making a donation themselves, but you can also grab your very own rubber Rocky