Plogging is a term derived from picking up litter while jogging. At Bachman Lake Park you're invited to
join us on the Second Saturday of each month to pick up litter around the park while you enjoy the outdoors. Bring a friend, a bag and help keep your park enjoyable for everyone!
Don't forget that your donations help keep clean-up supplies handy and help us sponsor more events to enhance the park experience!
Adopt a Shoreline
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 a free and easy way to contribute to the health and vibrancy of Bachman Lake Park! Use the sign-up form and we'll be in touch with you or your group to determine the frequency and scope of the stretch of the Bachman Lake shoreline you're interested in helping keep clean!
Texas Stream Team
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Texas State University offers the Stream Team Program. Trained volunteers help monitor area waterways for contaminants and water quality. Texas Stream Team has trained over 11,000 citizen scientists to monitor water and environmental quality across Texas and you can help do the same for Bachman Lake. Volunteers involved with Texas Stream Team are trained and certified to conduct various water quality measurements using a standardized monitoring kit. Volunteers measure both physical and chemical parameters of the water, including pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity (an indirect measurement of total dissolved solids), water clarity, temperature, presence of aquatic life, and other field observations. A three-part training and orientation program is all it takes to get started!
You can volunteer to be a Bachman Lake Tree Guardian! Similar to Adopt a Shoreline, the Tree Guardians commit to adopting a small stretch of newly planted and established trees and groves by watering on a set schedule and keeping trash, debris and other detractors of the health and beauty of our green canopy away from our valuable trees. Tree Guardians also report damage or other issues to Dallas Park and Recreation for attention and remediation.
Did you know that Dallas has its own arborist who can help you identify pests such as the emerald ash borer which is killing our beautiful ash trees? Did you also know that it costs nearly $2,000 per tree to maintain and water without the help of citizen volunteers!