Each year, Trinity Park Conservancy looks forward to spending a day caring for the Trinity River with our corporate partners on Corporate Day of Service. This year, with our in-person programs on pause due to public health concerns, we launched Corporate Week of Service presented by TXU Energy from September 25 through October 2. We invited corporations to pledge to spend time caring for the Trinity River and neighborhoods throughout Dallas-Fort Worth through a variety of virtual and small-group activities.
Virtual Trash Bash
Volunteers picked up trash in their neighborhood, local parks and trails, and in designated areas along the Trinity River.
Go Green At Home
Following online video tutorials, volunteers sorted through their household waste for items that can be recycled or composted, built a rain barrel, or started a garden.
Volunteers helped to keep the Trinity River clean by reducing the amount of trash and debris entering our waterways and the river. This year’s Corporate Week of Service event has the broadest impact of all previous events, with volunteers participating in locations ranging from Denton to Dallas.
- 88 volunteers and 9 corporations participated in this year’s event across 16 locations.
- 352 lbs trash and debris were collected from these locations across Dallas-Fort Worth.
- 100 hours were dedicated to CWOS activities.
- Top 3 types of litter found:
- Beverage Cans or Bottles
- Food Wrappers and Packaging
- Plastic Bags
- 30% of participants also sorted through household waste for items to be recycled or composted.
- 2 butterfly feeders were made.
In addition to the positive environmental impact made through Virtual Trash Bash and Go Green At Home activities, volunteers set an example for their families and members of the community for how to steward their green spaces across Dallas-Fort Worth. Volunteers’ impact on how people interact with the environment is just as important as the physical impact made.
“I enjoyed cleaning up the community in my area. Not only was it beneficial to the surroundings, but it also provided quality time spent with my son, who also appreciated our efforts.” —Kidada P., Vistra
“I had several people stop by and say that they wanted to help out. I encouraged them to set a time to go around their area and pick up trash, and that they don’t necessarily need to wait until an event is available for them to pick up trash around the neighborhood.” —Teresa S., Ambit
By increasing awareness, building and sharing knowledge about how individuals can make a positive impact on the environment, and setting an example in their communities through their actions, volunteers continue to care for the Trinity River during the pandemic.
Halff Associates, Inc. / Halff Community Initiative
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Superior Installation Services, Inc.
Texas Capital Bank
Trinity Park Conservancy