PUBLIC NOTICE: Water Activities Temporarily Suspended at White Rock Lake

Water Activities Temporarily Suspended at White Rock Lake [Shared from Dallas Parks & Recreation] As a result of the recent sewage spill into White Rock Creek, Dallas Park and Recreation officials are suspending water-related activities at White Rock Lake Park. This decision comes after the City of Plano experienced a sanitary sewage overflow that affected White Rock Creek.To protect public health, park officials advise residents and park visitors not to fish or enter the water because

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

Coyote Facts and Safety Tips

If you’ve noticed an increase in coyote activity around White Rock Lake, you’re not alone. While typically reclusive animals, coyotes are intelligent and adaptable to increased human activity, and may venture more closely to our communities in search of food. Thanks to resources from our friends at Dallas Animal Services, we’re sharing a few safety tips and reporting processes should you an encounter a coyote on your next visit to the lake. This

Extra Extra! FTLOTL Makes Front Page

Have you caught this week’s issue of White Rock Lake Weekly? For the Love of the Lake is featured on the front page! It was honor to spend time with renowned golfer Jordan Spieth, celebrating the completion of our 20th anniversary project, the Flag Pole Hill Inclusive Playground, funded by the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. This idea for this playground was initiated by former FTLOTL president Liz Akins, who dreamed of providing a place

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 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

The White Rock Lake Navy Does it Again!

The White Rock Lake Navy recently assisted the City of Dallas Park and Recreation department in removing numerous floating and stuck logs from White Rock Lake. This removal effort and was the second collaboration among the Navy volunteers from the Corinthian Sailing Club, The Spirit of Dallas, Dallas United Crew, White Rock Rowing and the White Rock Boat Club. Dallas Park and Recreation Maintenance team doesn’t have the appropriate equipment or boats to remove these logs and couldn’t accomplish this feat without