Build

Providing access to the Great Trinity Forest, the Trinity River (including surrounding forest), White Rock Creek and the Elm Fork Green Belt.

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Change

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

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Educate

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

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Who We are. Our mission

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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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Latest News Releases

From Dallas to the Grand Teton National Park. Cindy tells her story…

EVENT:  SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 (6 am – midnight) North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people in North Texas to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in the 16 county region around DFW. In just six years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped more than $86 million into the North Texas community. In 2014, more than 98,000 gifts totaling $26.3 million, benefited 1,580 nonprofits. Groundwork Dallas is proud to be part of … read more

This call goes out to music lovers who want to help with the conservation of East Dallas. Join us at Truck Yard, Saturday July 18th 2015, 10AM. It will be early so Coffee Co. will provide fresh complimentary coffee. You will be assigned to a specific trash route.  Ross, Greenville, or Henderson Ave.  Each route is less than 2 miles from Truck Yard.  The Party Bus will be waiting to transport you to the edge of your assigned trash route.  Water, soda, & … read more

Look for our new trailer at Earth Day Texas 2015. Booth #318          

Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment. EDTx is excited to announce its 2015 Earth Day event will take place at Fair Park, in … read more

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