April 27, 2018: The fifth annual Trinity River Conservation Corps’ Corporate Day of Service was held today with more than 250 volunteers who helped clean and beautify the Trinity River Corridor. In total, volunteers planted more than 1,000+ native plants and collected trash in the heart of the city. The City of Dallas’ Trinity Watershed Management and Trinity Park Conservancy led efforts to give citizens an opportunity to volunteer in nature.
The morning kicked off at Trammell Crow Park with a rally and group photo. Trinity Park Conservancy President Brent Brown said, “The Trinity Park Conservancy exists to fulfill the promise of the Trinity River Corridor as the natural gathering place for Dallas and to deepen the connection to one another and nature. The Trinity River Conservation Corps began in 2013 with a gift to create a volunteer program in the Trinity Corridor. Over the years, it has grown, thanks to so many, including the City of Dallas’ Trinity Watershed Management. A big thanks also to Groundwork Dallas and the Trinity River Audubon Center as they are providing canoes and tools to make the pond cleaning possible.”
Brown also thanked the sponsors:
Watershed Sponsor: TXU Energy
River Sponsor: Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett and Moser, P.C.
Wetland Sponsors: HDR, Inc. and Tenet Health
In-Kind Sponsors: Dallas Leadership Foundation, Starbucks, Tom Thumb Trinity Groves, Groundwork Dallas, Trinity River Audubon Center
Sarah Standifer, Trinity Watershed Management director, City of Dallas, gave a safety talk, and then the teams divided up to volunteer in the corridor at the Pavaho Wetlands in the Dallas Floodway and the Pavaho Pretreatment Pond near Bickers and Borger Streets.
For more information, call 214.720.1616 or visit http://trinityparkconservancy.org/
Photos courtesy Trinity Park Conservancy.