Volunteer at White Rock Lake Park and help keep it litter-free! The Adopt-A-Shoreline program (AAS) is a Dallas Park and Recreation Department program administered by For the Love of the Lake (FTLOTL).
Who Can Adopt-A-Shoreline at White Rock Lake Park?
It is perfect for the civic-minded business, non-profit group, school, church, or local organization. Are you are ready to take your love of the lake one step further? Then volunteering at White Rock Lake AAS is for you! In the AAS program, a group commits to adopt a small portion of the shoreline or park and keep it litter-free.
How Does the White Rock Lake Park Adopt-A-Shoreline Program Work?
Every Second Saturday, at least six folks from the group must volunteer at White Rock Lake by cleaning up their adopted area. Group leaders are required to attend an AAS half-day workshop each February. We review the state of the program, swap AAS stories, coach leaders about how to keep your groups motivated and review safety guidelines.
Why Adopt-A-Shoreline Matters
White Rock Lake is part of the Trinity River watershed. The headwaters begin in Frisco and flow into it from White Rock Creek. It flows south-southeast through suburban Dallas and then widens into White Rock Lake. Finally, continuing south into the Trinity River. Litter and debris wash downstream into White Rock Creek and White Rock Lake. This litter piles up on the shoreline endangering wildlife and humans alike. Over the years thousands of people from all walks of life have come together to keep White Rock Lake and the surrounding park litter-free. They have collected hundreds of tons of trash and recyclables. Without dedicated groups like these, the task of keeping litter out of White Rock Lake Park would be overwhelming. Only with the help of the community have we been able to transform White Rock Lake Park in the jewel of the park system it is today.
There is always room for another motivated group. Interested in volunteering at White Rock Lake Park by participating in the Adopt-A-Shoreline program? We’d love to have you!