Join For the Love of the Lake every second Saturday for our monthly Shoreline Spruce Up at White Rock Lake Park. Volunteers collect litter though out White Rock Lake Park, up White Rock Creek, and along the shoreline.
Our Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce Up tradition happens rain or shine, snow or heat without fail. We have been going strong without missing a Second Saturday since 1996! The premise is simple. Together, the East Dallas community transformed what was once a neglected and sometimes dangerous park into an urban oasis. This transformation is possible because volunteers collect litter in the park! Armed with trash bags, gloves, and a passion for East Dallas and its jewel White Rock Lake, this army of volunteers maintain and protect White Rock Lake Park for the enjoyment of all the residents of Dallas.

How it Works

We meet between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the FTLOTL office in Casa Linda Plaza, Buckner & Garland Road (facing Buckner). All volunteers who are not members of an Adopt-a-Shoreline group need to register at the office and then collect their supplies. If you are new to the Shoreline Spruce Up, please stop at our training table to get a run down on what we collect and how to sort recyclables from trash.

Come out early on Second Saturdays, have some refreshments, get some exercise, meet a great group of folks, and help us keep the shores of White Rock Lake clean and sparkling!

volunteers collect litter at White Rock Lake

We’ll have a yummy “continental breakfast” for you. We also provide all of your spruce up supplies, including trash bags, and latex gloves. Participate in two consecutive Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce Ups and earn a Second Saturday t-shirt!

Can’t make it on a second Saturday? No worries, you can still join the effort. Contact us to arrange a special clean up day and time for your group. We’ll get you set up with supplies and help you find a spot that needs special attention. We’d love to meet you!

Help make White Rock Lake sparkle!