Meet the Maxwells: Honoring 26 Years of Adopt-A-Shoreline

Article by Gail Greenaway Bill and Daleen Maxwell are natural-born leaders with deep-seeded roots in giving back to the community. As members of First Unitarian Church, Bill and Daleen were among the founding members of For Love of the Lake’s Adopt-A-Shoreline (AAS) program. As lake lovers, they frequently ran and bicycled at the lake. As church members, they served on the community service committee. Having already met FTLOTL’s founder and attended fundraisers for the fledgling

Cheers to the Andresens!

In 1996, Jean Andresen had no way of knowing that a suggestion made at a volunteer meeting of the newly formed group, For the Love of the Lake, would evolve into 26+ years of volunteer service with the organization. Jean, an avid runner and bicyclist at White Rock Lake Park, wanted to drive awareness of FTLOTL to park users. Jean suggested to the groups’ leader that placing signs in the park promoting the organizations’ core program, Second Saturday

NTX Giving Day: Thank You and Results

We are humbled and excited to announce that with the help of the donations received during NTX Giving Day we were able to raise $14,527 from 126 individual givers. This generosity of this community is inspiring! We also want to give a shout out to those of you who opted to donate via our website platform at to be a part of the giving movement. We cannot thank you all enough for your thoughtfulness. We are committed to mobilizing

Summer is Calling

Schools are entering their last days before summer break, and it is always energizing to see families and our younger residents out enjoying White Rock Lake Park and all it has to offer in the summer months. With more traffic on and around the lake, we want to reiterate the importance of cleaning up after yourself and properly disposing of garbage and pet waste. From hydrating during family bike rides, to picnics on the banks of the lake, every little

A Woman with a Minivan

Meet Madeline Bracken! It was an invitation to a birthday party that first took Madeline Bracken to White Rock Lake Park. A recent transplant to Dallas, Madeline had discovered Bachman Lake but was unaware of the jewel of the town located in the heart of East Dallas. Having already fallen in love with the vibrant wildflowers, her trip to White Rock Lake sealed the deal and convinced her that Texas was a place where she could live and call home. Madeline’s

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

Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up | April 2023

Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up at White Rock Lake Park Thank you for your continued support, month after month! We want to say THANK YOU to everyone (200+ volunteers!) who came out to our White Rock Lake clean up this past month, Saturday, April 8th 2023!! 😍 Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up wouldn’t exist without the many neighbors, friends, business groups, student groups, and various amazing volunteers who give their time to cleaning up White Rock Lake with us. 🌊 Y’all are THE BEST.✨ Here

Blooming with Opportunity

Observe Earth Day with For the Love of the Lake April is such a renewing time of year. Color is returning to the trees and the fields are blooming around White Rock Lake Park, and Dallasites are flocking to the lake and its trails to enjoy the beautiful weather. April also reminds us to honor and preserve our green spaces. In fact, this Saturday, April 22 marks Earth Day, a day to celebrate and demonstrate support for environmental protection and conservation. It’s

Celebrate Our Birth Month!

We’re turning 27! For the Love of the Lake was founded in April of 1996 with the vision of preserving, enhancing and advocating for White Rock Lake Park as an urban oasis. Our flagship program, Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-Up, endures to this day and has resulted in the pickup and disposal of hundreds of tons of litter and recyclables by thousands of volunteers. We are so proud of how we have grown over the years, hosting