By Kathy Luedke, HOA Board Member and Creek Operations Committee Chair
Fall is here and the creek is calling you! I hope you have opportunities to walk the creek paths now that the weather is cooler. There are some beautiful fall colors all along the path!For several months caution tape warned walkers of the steep drop off that exists on the Meadowknoll leg of the path close to Arbor Park. The City of Dallas has inspected the area and has agreed to place large landscaping rocks along the edge to discourage anyone from getting too close. They have also agreed to perform some deferred maintenance to remove hanging branches and deadwood throughout the creek. This project is to begin before the end of the year. We look forward to seeing what they do!On Saturday October 24the following neighbors came out for the Creek Clean up event:
- Mark Bellman (new neighbor shoutout!)
- David Wood
- Cathy Muller
- Gail and Bill Peck
- Allen Dogger
- Glenda and Barkley Miller
- David Barnes
- Arundel and George Hunter
- Terry Jones
Although many bags of trash were collected, our volunteers reported finding much less trash than normal. I think this is because so many people are picking up trash on a regular basis these days. I have heard of many parents taking their young children down to the water level to pick up trash. Thank you to everyone who worked on Saturday and on a regular basis for keeping our creek clean!
On most Saturday mornings you can find Jim Garret and his chainsaw working on a project along the path. He might be cleaning up some dead limbs, cutting back creeping ground cover or blowing leaves from the walkway. He has a servant heart and enjoys giving back to the community. If you see him be sure to say thanks!
We are looking for someone with woodworking skills to replace the plexiglass fronts on the two kiosks along the creek. If you have this skill and are willing to do the work, please contact Kathy Luedke 214-537-5602. All expenses will be reimbursed!
To those whose property backs up to the creek path: please do not dump yard waste onto the city-owned creek land. It’s not only illegal, it looks bad. Remember, the creek is a shared resource for the whole neighborhood. Thank you!