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VH – Trinity Forest Buckeye Trail Project

May 21, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 21, 2022

VH Opportunity – Trinity Forest Buckeye Trail Project – Begins September 18

 

For All Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist Members:

This is an opportunity for the BPTMN to assist members of the North Texas Master Naturalist Chapter, Dallas Parks and Recreation, and other organizations to open trails and cleanout the invasive plants in the Great Trinity Forest.  The project begins on Saturday, September 18.  Work will continue every third Saturday through May 2022.  A total of 15 volunteers are needed for 9/18, to staff two crews of 7.

 

Event:  Ned & Genie Fritz Buckeye Trail and Blair Park Trails Re-establishment Project

 

Date:  Saturday, September 18, 2021 (Third Saturdays September 2021 through May 2022)

 

Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

 

Description:  Following directions from Dallas Park and Recreation, volunteers will help maintain the Buckeye and Bois d’arc Trails, as well as trails in the Blair Park Wilderness area. ID native plants and remove invasives. Add and/or maintain signage, lead trail walks, and educate the public about this natural resource. 

Work Plan:  

#1) Reestablish and maintain three segments of the Texas Buckeye trail soft surface loop
#2) Liberate the Texas Buckeye grove from privet
#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

Location/Parking/Meet At:  6915 Bexar St., Dallas 75215, near Bonton FarmsDriving Directions.  If the cul-de-sac is full, park along Bexar.  On workdays, we meet at the circle concrete trail head over the levees. 

 

Sign-up:  https://volunteersignup.org/KRDLE

 

Dress:  Routine dress code for activity in the field: Long-pants, boots/close-toed shoes; long-sleeved shirts are recommended.  Master Naturalists should wear their name badges.

 

Bring:  Drinking water, gloves, sunscreen, insect repellant and face mask (just in case)

 

Contact (BPTMN project leader):  Alex Dubovsky – al_dubovsky@msn.com

 

Logging VH:  VH should be logged as BPTMN: Other Riparian Restoration with “invasive plant removal/paddling trail” in the description box 

 

Links for more information: 

  • Here is the project description on NTMN: 

https://public.ntmn.org/ned-and-genie-fritz-trail

 

  • All the dates are also on the NTMN calendar:

https://public.ntmn.org/calendar

 

  • Here is the project description on Trinity Coalition (have to scroll down) website. Teresa also put it on the TC calendar.

https://www.trinitycoalition.org/programs/greenspacedfw

 

Other Information: 

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. 

 

 

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May 21, 2022
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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