“Groundwork Dallas was originally founded in 2005 as a nonprofit organization and is one of 18 approved Local Trusts in the Groundwork USA network. We are dedicated to improving access to the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas by planning, constructing and maintaining nature trails, multi-use recreational trails and trail amenities in the Great Trinity Forest. We also sponsor and coordinate clean-ups and beautification projects in and around South Dallas’ neighborhoods, parks, waterways, and Brownfields areas. Consisting of 7,000 acres, the Great Trinity Forest is one of the largest urban, bottomland, hardwood forests in the country and is less than four miles from downtown. It is one of Dallas’ true natural treasures.
“Volunteers are vital to the work we do in and around the Trinity River Corridor. In 2010 we cleaned up over 5,000 tires from the Great Trinity Forest alone. Along with our numerous debris cleanups, we have only made a dent in the constant need to keep this area clean.
“We are in need of volunteers in the Fall of 2011, to help with various clean up and maintenance projects throughout the Great Trinity Forest. Schools, churches, corporations and other organizations are needed to help maintain this amazing area in the City of Dallas. Please call 214-269-5692 or e-mail us at [email protected] for more information.”
–Kelley Perlstein, Director of Operations and Peter Payton, Executive Director