Volunteer Day: Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail Project in Blair Park.

Repeats:

Every 3rd Saturday

Time:

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail  Project in Blair Park

Join us to restore the lost trails of Blair Park. This project is a collaboration between: Dallas Parks & Recreation, Trinity Coalition, North Texas Master Naturalists (NTMN), Bonton Neighborhood AssociationBoy Scouts of America Troop #914.

Location: Blair Park 6915 Bexar St. Dallas Texas 75215

 

Ultimate goals:

  • Liberate the Texas Buckeye (Aesculus glabra var. arguta) grove from the invasive Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense Lour)
  • Involve the Bonton neighborhood and find leaders to join our volunteer team

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Questions? Contact Kristi  Kristi@TrinityCoalition.org


Following direction from Dallas Parks & Recreation (DPR) and the Trinity Coalition Beautification Agreement:

#1) Reestablish and maintain three segments of the Texas Buckeye trail soft surface loop. The trail is to be three feet wide to eliminate the ragweed and other overgrowth on the trail. DPR’s primary concern is hikers getting lost and calling 911.

#2) Liberate the Texas Buckeye grove from privet. DPR has stated that only Texas Master Naturalists (TMN) may work around the Texas Buckeyes or closely supervise others. The volunteer crew will take the privet to a designated point for city pick-up.  The privet is to be cut 6 inches from the ground and tagged.  DPR will direct staff to re-cut and treat per city guidelines afterwards.

#3) Find, reestablish and maintain the Bois d’arc Trail.

#4) Eventually find, reestablish, and maintain several other nameless trails in the Blair Park woods.

Part of every step of the above plan is identifying and tagging (yellow biodegradable marker tape) native plants near the trail and remove the invasive plants to create safe trails for the public. We will use and teach the free app, iNaturalist for this project.

Other plans: Signage, nature walks and educating the community with NTMN’s Nature Trunks.

Location: Blair Park 6915 Bexar St. Dallas Texas 75215 near Bonton Farms.  If the cul-de-sac is full, park along Bexar.  On work days, we meet at the circle concrete trail head over the levees.

Important Notes: All volunteers must sign a waiver from the City of Dallas to work on city property.  Per DPR, only hand tools are allowed for use by volunteers.

 

 

 

3rd Saturday dates for trail work from 10a-12:30p

 

2022

-Jan. 15

Rain Date: 1/22

 

-Feb. 19

Rain Date: 2/26

 

-Mar. 19

Rain Date: 3/26

 

-Apr. 16

Rain Date: 4/23

 

-May 21 (if over 85 degrees, we will change time to earlier in the day)

Rain Date: 5/28

 

Break for 2022 summer heat.

New dates litter pick-up dates in ditch: 2/12/22 and 6/11/22  9:00-12  (includes educational hike 11-12)

Trinity Coalition

Providing Conservation through Recreation