Much needed rain leaves unwanted trash

By Lis Akin

Kick off Summer 2018 by celebrating Rocky’s Birthday. Rocky is For the Love of the Lake’s (FTLOTL) spokes-duck. His heart is a vintage 3-wheeled golf cart and, this year, he received the best birthday gift ever … a new ticker. Rocky’s fired-up and ready to go up for this month’s Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up of White Rock Lake Park.

All are welcome to this free event. Get selfies with Rocky, the kid-friendly 9-foot duck, enjoy birthday cake and a light breakfast. Then everyone will head out to recycle/clean up litter throughout White Rock Lake Park, improving enjoyment and safety of the park for children, adults, pets and wildlife. Meet up at FTLOTL’s office in Casa Linda Plaza at 8 a.m on Sat., June 9. For more information, visit

Armed with trash bags, gloves and a passion for East Dallas, FTLOTL volunteers maintain and protect White Rock Lake Park for the enjoyment of all the residents of Dallas. Photo courtesy of FTLOTL