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FoBL Newsletter - July 2021 Summer Series

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” — 14th century proverb



The Internet for Dallas Coalition has published the 24 zip codes with poor broadband penetration. This could be due to the quality of the service or the cost of the service. Regardless, both are barriers to education in these days of virtual learning. Two of those zip codes are in the general Bachman Area. Please check out our write up and take the survey to help equalize access.

 

Friends of Bachman Lake was honored to assist Bachman Lake Together with a family event focused on teaching kids about the birds in our area. Groundwork Dallas & the Environmental team from Love Field Airport also joined in on the fun. It was great to be able to leverage the back patio of the newly renovated Bachman Recreation Center for the activities! Check out photos and details of the event in our blog post!



 

Good news for the Bachman Area. We just saw that the three City Council representatives for our area (Jesse Moreno D2, Omar Narvaez D6 and Gay Donnell Willis D13) will be on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. This committee is key to any decision regarding Love Field's alternate entrance.


 

Friends of Bachman Lake requested that Parks and Recreation create a landscape plan for the perimeter area outside of the new aquatic facility as a visual barrier. This was not apparently something that they had planned. They spend $8M, they take down 30 oak trees and there is no plan for new trees? What gives?

 

Did you know that Dallas will be building a regional skate park at Bachman Lake? The first community input meeting will be July 13th at 6PM, more to come. Skate Parks for Dallas has a blog post with more details about the project. We will see if we can get a dedicated session from the Parks Department at the next Neighbors in the Know in August!

 

There are 40 acres of land that have been neglected in Bachman Lake park, commonly known as 'the greenbelt'. This area is a gem that needs some shine. Of course, due to the lack of maintenance the invasive privet has taken hold, making passage in the area near impossible. Amanda tells us about braving the privet and the mosquitos to better appreciate what is in our own back yard.

 

The first step to addressing a problem is to be informed, to have the data. We have worked with the Dallas Police Department to provide you on a monthly basis the crime stats for the Bachman Area, this report goes through the end of June. By the way, the Reporting Area (RA) numbers listed in the report can be found on DPD map Section 520 and DPD Section 530.


 

EVENTS



Our monthly plogging event is every 2nd Saturday of the month – at whatever time works for you! Bring one of those plastic bags we all have around the house and put it to good use. Walk the path or meander off of it and pick up trash. It’s great for the hamstrings! Give a shout-out to anyone you see walking around the lake with a plastic bag - they are clearly FoBLers!



Also, don't forget to join us at our monthly ‘meeting of the minds’ at Bluffview Growler. It's on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 4-6PM. No RSVP needed. Note that this activity is subject to COVID related restrictions and proper social guidelines.



The Love Field Good Neighbor Program Meeting will be held on 7/13 at 6PM. Make sure to register for the meeting and send in your questions!

Another meeting this month is the Love Field Environmental Meeting, which deals with aviation noise concerns and other environmental issues. Send your questions to AVINoise@dallascityhall.com prior to 6PM on July 15th and join the virtual meeting at: http://bit.ly/LFEACJULY2021


Neighbors in the Know will resume in August after a brief break. Join us for a community session to discuss the issues that matter to Bachman Lake Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Details will be posted to our social media channels so stay tuned.





 

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