We can't thank our sponsors enough. They provide monetary support, help feed our volunteers, and make sure we have supplies, ensuring we can keep our organization running smoothly. Please help FTLOTL show our appreciation by supporting our sponsors. To see all of our sponsors, click Read More. Take a moment to visit a sponsor website and let others know how much we value their support.Read More
Hello! Can you believe I'm 20 years old? I know -- it's hard to believe. I really don't look a day over 10! I wish I could say the same about all the stuff in our office. The folks who take care of me could sure use your help. We need to replace old, decrepit items like our copier and printer and need help keeping office supplies stocked. Click Read More to see how you can help.
Want to help us keep the shoreline at White Rock Lake clean? Join us for Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce Up (aka S4). Click Read More to find out all you need to know. Join the e-blast list to get reminders each month and keep up with all the latest S4 news.
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Come out on Saturday, July 9 and join us for Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce Up! Meet us at the FTLOTL office starting at 8:00AM to let us know you are here and collect clean up supplies. Thanks to S4 sponsors like Lowe's, City of Dallas Recycling, and Baylor Scott&White, we can provide trash bags, recycle bags, and gloves. Before heading out to the park, grab some complimentary Starbucks coffee, orange juice or chocolate milk from Oak Farms Dairy, goodies from Another Broken Egg, or grab a Kind bar. We'll also have plenty of Rain Fresh bottled water on hand.
FTLOTL would like to give a shout out to CitySquare Americorp volunteers, who will be cleaning up the area around the Big Thicket and to Coupla-of-Guys-n-Couple-of Gals Give Back, who are going to give the area on East Lawther between Branchfield Drive and Fisher Road some much needed attention. Thank you for helping us keep White Rock Lake beautiful!
Thank you District 10 Representative Adam McGough for the shout out during your recent Town Hall meeting in Lake Highlands. We are excited to be doing our little bit to keep Lake Highlands thriving "At Flag Pole Hill, the volunteer group FTLOTL is looking to make improvements expecially to the playground, and a master plan is currently being developed with the help of the Dallas Park Department."
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Reduce how much we consume to really reduce our impact on the environment, from the raw materials that come out of the ground, to the resources used to transport products. The fewer things we buy, the less space we need to store them, and the less we throw out in the future.
Reuse what we already have, or buy things second-hand. The resources have already been used to make these items, so we should get all the use we can out of them. Often, we purchase a product because it is the “new and improved” version of what we already own – but it’s funny how we were perfectly happy with what we had until the new one came out. We can also reuse what we already have for a different purpose. This is called “upcycling”, and is a popular trend in furniture and home décor.
Recycle to save more raw materials and the extra energy required to make new products. For example, recycling just one ton of paper can save enough energy to heat a home for six months! Recycling is one of the easiest and most effective ways for Dallas residents to get involved in the City’s efforts to conserve our resources and protect the environment. We can all work together to lessen our environmental footprint by making a conscious choice to pitch our recyclables in the Big, Blue Bin or Community Recycling Container.