Walnut Creek Cleanup Paddle

Start Date:

May 15, 2021

End Date:

May 15, 2021

Time:

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Celebrate Parks and Trails Cleanup Month by participating in our Adopt-a-Stream cleanup with Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful. This is a chance to paddle a Texas Parks and Wildlife Paddle Trail and help the environment at the same time. Best of all--it's free!

Saturday May 15 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Loyd Park 3401 Ragland Rd, Grand Prairie.

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!
We will launch from Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake and paddle the Walnut Creek Paddle Trail, stopping to remove the pockets of trash that inevitably finds it's way to the creek. Normally it is $15 per car to get into the park, but volunteers for this cleanup get in free, and if you need a boat those are free as well so long as you preregister on the Grand Prairie Volunteer site and request a boat before Wednesday May 12 at 5 PM.
Boxed Lunches will be provided for the pre-registered volunteers.

Once you register with Grand Prairie you will be sent a PDF of the pass you will need to get into the park for free.
Link to register:
https://app.betterimpact.com/PublicOrganization/86fa1030-b644-41bd-9af5-0a6645f43c8e/Activity/b1915ea3-d243-48e0-8331-398cc474d3a9/1

Paddlers are encouraged to bring your own kayak, canoe, etc. but if you do not have one, or you are bringing a buddy who needs a boat, we've got you covered. If you need a free kayak and gear rental, please email amaron@gptx.org by Wednesday, May 12th at 5 p.m.

Location:
Loyd Park 3401 Ragland Rd, Grand Prairie.
Turn right once past the guard shack, follow Park Rd 1A until it ends at N Day Mar Rd. Turn left. Go to next gravel rd on the left for launch and parking area.

Those who wish to stay and paddle the trail after lunch may do so.

PFD, personal flotation device, is required for every volunteer, but are supplied with every rental boat.

Face coverings are highly encouraged when on land and when within 6 feet of another paddler on the water. COVID-19 screening questions will be asked during check-in.

What to wear: Long pants
Layers appropriate for weather
Close-toed shoes or rain boots
Sunscreen and insect repellent

We will have bottled water available. However, in an effort to reduce waste, we ask that you bring your own filled reusable water bottle.

If you have any questions call Teresa at 214 478-7856 or email Amanda at amaron@gptx.org

The Trinity Coalition is dedicated

to Providing Conservation through Recreation