Group of the Year named

From Staff Reports

For more than 20 years, volunteer groups have gathered monthly to pick up trash at White Rock Lake. The Adopt-A-Shoreline program is a Dallas Park and Recreation Department initiative administered by For the Love of the Lake. Fifty local organizations have pledged their commitment by signing on as Adopt-a-Shoreline groups, agreeing to maintain a portion of White Rock Lake and its grounds and keep it litter-free. 

Photo courtesy of Lakehill

On Nov. 9, Lakehill was recognized as the 2019 Adopt-a-Shoreline Group of the Year at the annual appreciation picnic. Lakehill has been active in the program since 2009, and recently celebrated its 138th Shoreline Spruce-Up. This is the third time Lakehill has been recognized as the Volunteer Group of the Year.

Sophomore Will Gorman spoke on behalf of the students at the ceremony about his experience cleaning up at White Rock Lake. Gigi Ekstrom, director of marketing and community relations said: “I am so grateful for the countless students, teachers, and families who have so enthusiastically dedicated themselves to this effort over the past eleven years. This award is a tribute to our amazing volunteers who are united in a common cause — to make our lake a cleaner, better place.”