The evening of December 26th, 2015, a massive EF4 tornado struck Rowlett, TX. It was 1 of 9 tornadoes that tore through the suburbs of Dallas that night. The path of destruction through Rowlett was 1/2 mile wide and 4 miles long, with 1,145 homes and business damaged, 23 people injured, and 1 life lost.
When news of the disaster reached our community, RETREET immediately knew we would be heavily involved in the recovery process. It has been almost a year since the tornado and the time has come to replant Rowlett. Working alongside Texas Trees Foundation and Keep Rowlett Beautiful, volunteers will plant up to 400 trees at hundreds of home sites. Our community is energized and excited to help. Join us!
PRESS COVERAGE OF ROWLETT RETREET:
Do not miss this hometown RETREET! The schedule of special events continues to grow and exciting additions will be announced. REGISTER TODAY!
NOTE: If you would ONLY like to join us for planting day, Saturday, December 10th, 2016, CLICK HERE.
7:00pm-10:00pm - Attend a screening of "Can You Dig This" at The Texas Theatre (231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208). Our friend Ron Finley, the world-famous Gangsta Gardner (watch his TED talk), will be on hand to answer questions about The Ron Finley Project. A reception will follow.
NOTE: If you would ONLY like to attend the screening, PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.
11:00am - Meet at The Urban Cloud (3218 Urban Ave, Dallas, TX 75227) to embark upon a bicycle tour of Dallas.
7:00pm - Join RETREET staff for a welcome dinner at Mudhen Meat and Greens (900 S Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201)
9:00am - Depart from Richardson Bike Mart (1451 W Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080) and ride bicycles to Rowlett. The route is almost 24 miles, mostly downhill. Our pace will be 14/15mph. CLICK HERE to see the route.
11:00am - Meet at Church in the City (6005 Dalrock Rd, Rowlett, TX 75088) for a tree planting demonstration and group planting. Thereafter, we will form small groups that will spend several hours planting shade trees at home sites.
7:00pm - Celebratory dinner at The Urban Cloud (3218 Urban Avenue, Dallas, TX 75227).
10:00am-1:00pm - Enjoy a hike and seed bomb the Great Trinity Forest with partners RAFT and The Great Seed Bomb. Meet at Trinity River Audubon Center (6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75201).
*CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES. MORE TO COME!
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*We will do our best to source bicycles for RETREETers who need them, courtesy of Richardson Bike Mart. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you should be counted in that number.