We’ll paint the new picnic table at the White Rock Creek crossing, and then head south, trimming back the encroaching cedar branches.
When – 9am, Saturday, Nov 5, 2016
Where – We’ll park at the intersection of Natha Ct and Snider Lane (just west of where Snider Lane crosses White Rock Creek) and use the gate there to access the trail.
What to bring – Water, gloves, long sleeves, loppers. We’ll supply the paint and brushes.
We’ll be working at Brockdale trailhead and north of the trailhead. Another organization may paint the metal fencing at Brockdale for us, so to prepare for them, we’ll clear the trailhead fenceline of overhanging branches and tall grass. Then the trail could use some serious trimming going north from the trailhead to the second Raptor Center gate.
When – 9am till noon, Saturday, Oct 8, 2016
Where – Brockdale Park trailhead
What to bring – Gloves, long sleeves, water, loppers, weed whackers (with replacement string – there’s a lot of thick grass to whack!)
Weather forecast looks good for this morning, so the workday is on.
We’ll go north from Highland Park to inspect the trail, rain forecast permitting. Be sure to check this website for last minute updates on Saturday morning.
When – Saturday, Sept 24, 8am
Where – Highland Park trailhead
What to bring – water, gloves, long sleeves, bug spray
We’ll be installing a vehicle gate to close off illegal access to the trail. We’ll meet at Highland Park to pick up the gate, then move to the Lucas Rd Underpass to install it. Also picking up trash and clearing the path to the underpass.
When – 8am, Saturday, Aug 13, 2016
Where – Highland Park trailhead
What to bring – water! bug spray! gloves and long sleeves! Weed whackers or handheld brush/weed cutters.
We’ll work on the leaking faucet at Brockdale and patch the roof leak on the toilet.
When – 830am, Saturday, July 9, 2016
Where – Brockdale
What to Bring – water, work gloves, we’ll bring shovels/ladders etc.
We’ll inspect the trail at Highland Park and determine if there is a go-around to bypass the high lake water at the two low points north and south of the trailhead.
When – 8am, Monday June 20, 2016
Where – Highland Park boatramp parking area
What to bring – water, bug spray, gloves, loppers
Schedule conflicts – we’re cancelling this Friday Weekday Workday. However, there is still a Saturday Workday at Collin Park if you are so minded.
We’re going to try a new technique for erosion control on the trail. Our first demo site will be the erosion trench just south of the Brockdale trailhead.
When – 9am, Friday June 10, 2016
Where – Brockdale Trailhead
What to bring – bug spray for chiggers! water, gloves, spade, rake, loppers
We’ll mow and clear the trail through Collin Park and at the picnic table. We’ll meet inside Collin Park, by their maintenance building, so tell the gate guard you are there to work on the Trail and he/she will wave you through.
When – 9am, Saturday, June 11, 2016
Where – Collin Park
What to bring – bug spray for chiggers! water, gloves, loppers, weed-whackers, riding mower if you can bring it on a trailer.
We’ll be going north from the trailhead to collect trash, flood debris, and tornado debris.
When – Saturday, May 7, 9am
Where – East Fork Trailhead
What to bring – boots (it may be muddy), gloves, long sleeves, bug spray, water. We’ll bring the cutting tools, and trash bags.
Instead of a workday on Saturday morning, we’ll be conducting a survey of trailhead/trail users at Brockdale on Saturday and Sunday. We’re doing this to get an idea of how many trail users there are, where they are coming from, and how they heard about us. We need TTPA volunteers to staff the survey station at Brockdale and conduct the survey as folks drive into the trailhead. We’ll have 3 shifts on Sunday, 9am-noon, noon-3pm, and 3pm-6pm and need volunteers for all three shifts. We already have volunteers for the Saturday shifts.
The survey will be short, should be just a quick 2 or 3 minutes to interview each driver for the information we’ll need. At the end of the survey, we’ll hand them a TTPA brochure and use the opportunity to promote membership in TTPA.
Please contact Duke Monson at 214-422-2929 if you can volunteer for one of the shifts. Leave a message with a call back # if he doesn’t answer immediately.
When – Sunday, April 10, 2016 – one of three shifts
Where – Brockdale Park Trailhead
What to bring – water, snacks, something to read or entertain yourself while waiting for arrivals.