By Alan Phillips
FWFF Conservation Director
Fort Worth Fly Fishers will again participate the Tarrant Regional Water District’s annual Trash Bash on the Trinity River, this time in the spring version of the event. You’ll earn VIP hours, and you can even enjoy a free lunch and get in a little fishing as part of the deal.
The Trash Bash is Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. There is an “after-party,” sponsored by TRWD, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coyote Drive-In, 223 NE Fourth St. in Fort Worth.
You can join other club members who plan to patrol a section of the Trinity from a staging area at the Trinity Trails White Settlement Trailhead. That’s at 4570 White Settlement Road, which is between University Drive and Westworth Boulevard. At last year’s event, held in September, 15 FWFF members pitched in to gather a mound of litter and trash.
“For the past 30 years, TRWD has committed to engaging with the communities that surround its waterways to promote community organized cleanups. Over the years, thousands of community members have removed over 500 tons of garbage with one mission in mind, protecting the natural resources that surround them,” TRWD says on its website.
To sign up for the event, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/trashbashtrinityriver#/ . You can also sign up at other sponsoring locations.
You can see more details about the event at TRWD’s Facebook page. T-shirts and lunch will be provided by TRWD at the after party. There will also be a FWFF booth and a chance to fish the Trinity River afterward.
Dent Timberman and Barry Clark at last year’s Trash Bash.
Trinity Trails White Settlement Trailhead, 4570 White Settlement Road.