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Providing access to the Great Trinity Forest, the Trinity River, White Rock Creek and the Elm Fork Green Belt.


Revitalizing and beautifying urban forests, water-ways and other public spaces through the energy of the people.


Boosting awareness of Dallas’ natural spaces by teaching students of all ages to appreciate, conserve and improve.

The Mission of Groundwork Dallas

Our mission is to enable people to realize the merits of Dallas’ urban forests, the connecting waterways and their collective impact on our future.

We are dedicated to Changing Places and Changing Lives.

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Our Groundwork is Newsworthy

YONKERS, NY – March 26, 2014 Groundwork USA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life in underserved communities, has named Stephen Burrington to the role of Executive Director effective immediately. Burrington, a veteran of state government, brings to Groundwork USA more than two decades of leadership experience in sustainability, community development and environmental protection. Burrington assumes the role from Rick Magder, who has served as Executive Director of Groundwork USA since 2007. “We are incredibly excited to … read more

Jan. 16, 2014 Groundwork USA is greatly honored to have been chosen by the National Park Service for the Department of Interior’s 2013 Partners in Conservation award, which recognizes Groundwork USA’s outstanding contribution to conservation nationwide through community engagement and cooperation with local, state and federal partners. “We are truly honored to have been selected by the National Park Service for the work we have done over the last decade to transform the lives of young people in their own … read more