Groundwork Dallas has started a pilot program to hire the homeless in areas that we are concentrating our cleanup efforts. Thanks to a private donor, this pilot program will run 3 months to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the program. Day one, 2 homeless individuals removed 24 contractor bags of trash weighing in at 700 pounds from one of the storm water ditches draining into the Elm Fork. That is 700 pounds of trash that will never make it to the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. If you would like to contribute to the effort of hiring the homeless to help in the beautification of the Great Trinity Forest by cleaning up the Trinity River, please contact us at: email@example.com or call Richard Buckley at (817) 726-9055. Your donation will be greatly appreciated.