Saving Joe's Creek with neighborhood support
When Joe’s Creek, a tribute of Bachman Lake in North Dallas was scheduled to become a concrete box culvert in the early 1950′s a group of area women organized to save the creek. In 1991, the next generation of residents joined to improve and beautify the creek. Neighborhood leaders approved a landscape development plan produced by the Foundation staff and, from 1991 to 1996, volunteers planted over 400 trees along a 3/4-mile strip of the creek.
Families from around the area adopted trees and provide care and water on a weekly basis. The Foundation also assisted the neighborhood association in securing funding through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for an Urban Wildlife Enhancement Project. The efforts of the neighbors along Joe’s Creek have inspired additional projects both up and down stream.