Trinity Trash Bash Waterway Clean up

Save the Date: Nov 10th, 2018
8am-11:30am

City wide clean up and Texas Arbor Day Celebration event onsite!

Thanks for a great Trinity Trash Bash event!

A big thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered with Keep Lewisville Beautiful on Saturday, November 11th for our annual waterway cleanup at Lake Park! We had 442 volunteers participate who helped remove almost 4 TONS of trash from local waterways.

Event trophy winners included:

     

                    EA Engineering: Adult Small Group                                                    NCTC Environmental Biology Class- Adult Large Group

     

          Girl Scout Troops 3533 and 4910- Youth large group                                                   Globally Green FMHS- Youth small group

 

                                                                  Most Unusual Item: EA Engineering found an empty trombone case and $100 bill


Thank you 2018 event donors: 
City of Lewisville Parks Department
Waste Management
Keep Texas Beautiful
HEB Central Market
Lowe’s
Twisted Root Burger Co.
Dairy Queen
DATCU
Marco’s Pizza
LLELA
Salvation Army
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel


Thank you 2018 event sponsors:

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 TRINITY TRASH BASH

Trinity Trash Bash

Save the date for Saturday, November 10th, 2018 from 8:00am to 11:30am for our annual waterway cleanup at Lake Park!
 
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS FREE EVENT!
 
Volunteers are needed to help cleanup 30+ creeks, streams, canals, and shoreline. After the cleanup, we'll celebrate Texas Arbor Day by planting trees at Lake Park and volunteers will enjoy a free onsite educational expo. All supplies will be provided onsite to volunteer. Both onsite and offsite volunteer opportunities are available. 
 
The Trash Bash starts with registration @ 8:30, at Lake Park Catfish Picnic Area. We hand out supplies to volunteers and send them to various waterway areas in Lewisville (parks, creeks, Lake Park, Trinity River, Shoreline) to clean up trash. Volunteers then bring back their trash to homebase for the chance to win some door prizes, get a free volunteer shirt, breakfast snacks, and more.
 
This event is open to all ages and is family friendly. Participants can reigster as individuals or part of a group. We can accoodate large groups, but please register in advance! Almost all areas are land based shoreline and creekbed pick up. If you have a kayak and want to clean on the water, please call the office to register.
 
Questions? Contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful 972-538-5949 or email Amy Wells, amy@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org
 
 

KLB is currently looking for sponsors for this waterway clean up event. Sponsorship levels vary and go towards providing valuable supplies for our volunteers to go out and clean designated areas across the city. These supplies include litter grabbers, trash bags, safety vests, gloves, water, and more.
If you would like to become a sponsor of this event, please contact our office by calling 972-538-5949 or email us at info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org. You can also donate online through our Paypal button, below.

Current sponsors include: City of Lewisville, LLELA, Kayak Power, LoneStar Storage, Downing and Rink, Keep American Beautiful, Keep Texas Beautiful, Lowe's, Waste Management, and Republic Services.

Current donors include

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History: Hoping to raise awareness and appreciation of the Trinity River, Lewisville Lake, their respective shorelines, and 16 local creeks that feed into these waterways, Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB) partners with Keep Texas Beautiful, Keep America Beautiful, and the City of Lewisville to host an annual Trinity Trash Bash Celebration to clean our waterways.

Both the Trinity River and Lewisville Lake play an enormous role in supplying water to many Texans. The Trinity River is 715 miles long—its collection basin covers 17 counties, 17,965 square miles and is the primary water source for over 6 million Texans in the upper basin and 5 million Texans in the gulf coast region. That’s over half of the states population! The Trinity River and its water basin also accounts for nearly 6% of our State’s landmass. Lake Lewisville is part of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and is comprised of over 233 miles of shoreline and 9,000 protected acres of nature. In addition to providing drinking water to Denton and Dallas County communities, Lake Lewisville is also a recreational area with a multitude of activities available, such as fishing, water sports, boating, biking, and miles of scenic hiking trails. It has even been named the official "Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas”.

KLB supplies participants with cleaning supplies, waterway education, free t-shirts, and goody bags as well as door prizes to show our appreciation for all of our volunteers who participate.

KLB is one of 42+ regional affiliates that works with T.R.E.E.S. (Trinity River Environmental Education Society) to help promote the Trinity Trash Bash and clean waterways in Texas.