Dallas Business Program Helps “Adopt-a-Shoreline” Cleanup Effort

Contributed by Christopher Taylor, Business Administration Program Chair

Back row: Chris Taylor, Josh Good, J.C. Good, Alexandra Romero, Tim Miller, Abigail Scott, Lori Scott. Front: Justin Good, Ruby Good, Samantha Good.

Back row: Chris Taylor, Josh Good, J.C. Good, Alexandra Romero, Tim Miller, Abigail Scott, Lori Scott.
Front: Justin Good, Ruby Good, Samantha Good.

The students enrolled in the Business Administration associate’s degree program at our Dallas Campus have adopted a section of the White Rock Lake shoreline. On the second Saturday of each month, our group of students, along with instructors, staff, and family members, volunteer to spruce and clean up their designated section of the shoreline.

An enthusiastic crew took part in the cleanup effort on the second Saturday of June, including two instructors, five students, one spouse of an employee, and two children (family members). “We seem to have a different group each time and new participants, which is encouraging,” said Dallas Business Program Chair Chris Taylor, who initiated the idea.

When asked how he learned of the opportunity, Mr. Taylor explained, “I ride my bicycle out to the lake weekly and had noticed the signs representing the other organizations that participate. I thought it would be a great opportunity to give back in addition to gaining some exposure for the college.”

Mr. Taylor added, “Each designated section of shoreline is about 300 feet, and ours is in one of the most popular sections, Winfrey Point. I have already had some friends say that they’ve seen our sign, as the path around the lake is very popular.”

Dallas Campus "adopt-a-shoreline-section" sign at White Rock Lake Park

Dallas Campus “adopt-a-shoreline-section” sign at White Rock Lake Park

About the Park
White Rock Lake Park covers more than 1,000 acres in the heart of the city of Dallas, making it one of the largest inner-city parks in the U.S. (larger than Central Park, in New York). The lake has more than nine miles of trails, and the water and pathways are enjoyed by more than 1 million people each year.

Cultural events and sporting activities (like marathons) take place at the lake throughout the year. Mr. Taylor noted, “Whether you walk, cycle, run, sail, kayak, picnic, bird watch, row, fish, or just like relaxing and taking in the amazing beauty of the lake, it’s the place to be in the Dallas area.”

About the group’s monthly endeavor, Mr. Taylor said, “It’s not only fun but also helps to build a sense of cooperation, giving, and character. The entire park is maintained by volunteers, and it has become an excellent opportunity to provide a valued service to the community.”

For anyone interested in learning more about White Rock Lake Park and the cleanup effort, please visit http://www.whiterocklake.org/index.php/programs/shoreline-spruce-up/what-is-shoreline-spruce-up.

 

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