Voting for lake a win-win-win for all

By White Rock Lake Conservancy Staff Reports

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) — the dental specialists that save your natural teeth — announced that White Rock Lake Park is one of four natural landmarks in the United States chosen for the second “Worth Saving” Landmarks Contest.  


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The other three landmarks vying for national recognition are: The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Olympic National Park just outside of Seattle and Chicagoland’s Illinois Beach State Park. 

“Along with your natural teeth, endodontists understand the inherent value of saving things that are meaningful to people,” said AAE President Dr. Keith V. Krell. “We are thrilled to host a contest for the second year in a row that highlights four important natural landmarks throughout the U.S. that are meaningful to so many local citizens and visitors.” 

Voting has begun and is open until April 22 at 4 p.m. CST. The landmark with the most votes will receive $20,000 toward its preservation fund and a goal of $30,000 or more in free endodontic services in the city in which it is located. “White Rock Lake Conservancy is excited to participate in AAE’s Landmarks Contest,” said Jennifer Hoesterey, director of the Conservancy. 

“We encourage all the residents of Dallas to vote for us early in this contest and help bring national recognition to our beautiful park. To vote for White Rock Lake Park, local residents can visit, sign into their social media account and cast their vote.”