Love the trail and want to get more involved? 2017 will be an exciting year for the trail, and we need your help. We are looking for volunteers and board member candidates to help with our many trail related activities, including fundraising, landscaping, clean up, marketing, advocacy, events, expansion, and more! Your involvement can be anything from an hour cleaning up the trail, working on landscaping projects, planning events, helping with the expansion efforts, fundraising, or anything else. If you’re interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friends with Friends of Dallas Parks are gathering signatures for their petition to #FundParks2017 in the bond election later this year. They are trying to get 1, 000 signatures by next week. Here’s the link to their site if you want to help them out:
! We’ve hosted seven trail events – two Park Days, two Movie Nights, Yoga on the Trail, our Light the Trail holiday event last week, and, of course, our second annual Family Fun Color Run 5K. We’ve also partnered with Eagle Scouts on trail projects, including the new Purple Martin birdhouses just installed at the Freda Stern respite. And we remain on track for expansion both west to Harry Hines and east across Central to connect with the White Rock Creek trail. Both expansion segments are in the design stage now and we are hopeful construction will start in mid or fall 2017.
If you’ve enjoyed the events, or are excited about expansion, or just want to help keep the trail safe and clean, please consider making a tax deductible donation before year end. All donations of $100 or more will qualify for a new engraved brick on the trail. Our funding comes 100% from donations, so everything helps:
Happy Holidays and see you on the trail!
Our Light the Trail Holiday Event is this Sunday, December 11 at 530 pm at the Edgemere intersection. Please join us for Urban Crust pizza, Top Pot doughnuts, warm drinks from Whole Foods, a visit from Santa Claus and Fire Station 41, and much more. We’ll have goodie bags for the kids too.