Record Setting Numbers at the 22nd Annual TRWD Trinity Trash Bash

by User Not Found | Sep 30, 2013

Another record-breaking TRWD Trash Bash has come and gone. On September 21 over 4,500 people volunteered to clean up the banks of the Trinity River. And clean they did—volunteers collected 16.12 TONS (Yes, tons with a T) of trash and debris. Let us put that in to perspective for you—in 2011 1,800 volunteers collected 9.4 tons of trash and in 2012 3,000 volunteers collected 9.5 tons. As you can see we made quite a big jump in 2013 and we couldn’t be happier.

New this year were two new cleanup locations along the river. One was located at Coyote Drive-In, which is just north of downtown Fort Worth. The second new location was on the Clearfork at Edwards Ranch Heart of the Ranch just off Bryant Irvin Road.

After the pick-up, volunteers headed over to Panther Island Pavilion for an after party full of free food, door prizes and entertainment by Radio Disney.

Trash Bash would not have been possible without help from generous sponsors: Star-Telegram,, PB, AkzoNobel, HDR, Clearfork Edwards Ranch, Kona Ice, Coyote Drive-In, Radio Disney, Bosses Pizza, Cabela’s, Billy Bob’s, T.R.E.E.S., Fort Worth Rowing Club, Hope Church and Hands on Massage & Wellness.

Volunteers interested in keeping the Trinity River clean year-round should join the Adopt-A-River program sponsored by TRWD. Individuals, neighborhoods and organizations can volunteer to adopt a section of the Trinity, thus becoming responsible for periodic river cleanups. Contact Rachel Navejar for more information.