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Friends of Bachman Lake Newsletter - April 2024

"The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share." — Lady Bird Johnson

Friends of Bachman Lake logo panels in horizontal arrangement
 

Board of Directors - We Need Fresh Minds to Keep Things Going!


Do you live in the Bachman area? Do you love biking or walking? Is gardening something you enjoy? Do you want to make a difference?

Friends of Bachman Lake may be a young organization, but boy have we made a difference in getting attention from the City since 2019. We have some big goals and need other like-minded people that want to have fun, and maybe some beers, while making a difference in this community.


For more details about goals and expectations, check our our blog post and then send us a message about your interest!


 

Skate Park Groundbreaking

Aircraft landing at Love Field as viewed from Bachman Lake Park

It's happening! The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Bachman Lake Skate Park was held on March 28, with City officials, Park Board Members, Council Member Omar Narvaez, Mayor Eric Johnson and long-time resident, Park Board member, and outspoken advocate for the quality of life in Northwest Dallas, Tim Dickey in attendance. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the year.



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Shopping cart at the Greeenbelt showing collected debris

We Need 6 Organizations for Monthly Clean-ups!


A big thanks to Southwest Airlines, Bank of America, TX Conservation Alliance, and Greenspace Dallas who have helped us with clean-ups in the Bachman Greenbelt during the first 6 months of the year. We are trying to stay ahead of the trash by doing monthly clean-ups led by an area corporation or non-profit.

At this point we need 6 organizations for the second half of the year. Pillar Commercial has already signed-up to be one, yay! If your company wants to host an event later this year, please let us know! (info@friendsofbachmanlake.org)


 

See It, Report It, Own It - A 311 Primer


Greenspace Dallas helping take privet brush to a dumpster at the Greenbelt

Many residential complaints surface during neighborhood association meetings and the most notable – and correct – response is: "Report it to Dallas 3-1-1." If you've never used the free service, here's an easy primer to get you started.




 

Map showing Adopt-A-Shoreline zones at Bachman Lake Park

Stormwater debris threatens waterways and a forgotten population


Storm water washes away more than debris. It exposes some of the City's larger issues like homelessness. Read this insightful piece from Sharon Grigsby https://buff.ly/3xdco9h about the constant need for cleanup and care along our tributaries.








 

T-Shirt Order - Get yours!!


We are getting ready to order another batch of our awesome Bachman Lake t-shirts. Each t-shirt is $20, you can order a up to 4 total shirts at a time. You'll have the chance to specify each size. Order here!


Once we place the order and it's printed, we'll let you know at the email you provide so we can tell you how to pick it up. We are targeting dates and locations for our cleanup and meet-up events so we'll let you know!

 

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in It's My Park Day on April 20!


Sign up here ... or scan the QR code in the images below





 

Plogging image with styrofoam litter in foreground

Our Monthly Cleanup is every first Saturday!


You just need yourself, but feel free to add friends and family to our monthly Plogging activities. Basically, it's picking up litter while jogging (or walking). A bag, some company if you like, and a trip around the lake will help you stay active and healthy and keep the park beautiful!





Meet and Greet the group at the Bluffview Growler on Northwest Highway every 4th Wednesday at 5pm

Every 4th Wednesday


Our meeting of the minds is at the Bluffview Growler on NW Highway every 4th Wednesday of the month. This causal neighborly gathering features fun and good conversation over snacks and beverages.




Love Field Good Neighbor Program


The next meeting of the Dallas Love Field Good Neighbor Program will be April 16 at 6:00pm. Ask questions and learn about projects around the airport, noise complaints and more. Sign up here.

Aviation Foxtronics Building, 3448 W. Mockingbird Ln, 2nd FL.


 

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