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New to Bachman Lake, you or your group have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy at the park by adopting a stretch of the shoreline around the lake and committing to keeping it free of litter and debris. It's an easy and fulfilling way to contribute to the health and vibrancy of Bachman Lake Park! Use the volunteer form and we'll be in touch with you or your group to get you signed up!


About the program


The Adopt-A-Shoreline program (AAS) at Bachman Lake is a Dallas Park and Recreation Department program administered by Friends of Bachman Lake (FoBL).


Who Can Adopt-A-Shoreline at Bachman Lake Park?


Any business, non-profit, school, church, or local organization can commit to adopting a small portion of the shoreline or park and keep it litter free.


Here's how it works:


Every First Saturday, at least six folks from the group must volunteer at Bachman Lake Park by cleaning up their adopted area. Group leaders are required to attend an AAS half-day workshop each February. We review the state of the program, swap AAS stories, coach leaders about how to keep your groups motivated and review safety guidelines.


Why Adopt-A-Shoreline Matters


The Bachman Branch (also Bachman Creek) is the name of a medium-sized tributary of the Trinity River with headwaters in northwest Dallas. The tributary is 10 miles (16 km) in length and rises at Forest Lane, 0.5 miles (0.8 km) west of the Dallas North Tollway. It runs south and then west through Bachman Lake and ultimately into the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Litter and debris wash downstream into the Trinity. This litter piles up on the shoreline endangering wildlife and humans alike. Without dedicated groups, the task of keeping litter out of Bachman Lake and beyond would be overwhelming.


Let us know if you are interested in volunteering for the Adopt-A-Shoreline program at Bachman Lake. We’d love to have you as part of a very important team!

Note: A one-time investment of $300 will be required to cover the cost of the personalized signage for the volunteer group.


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