News about the Ray Roberts Trail

If you love riding the equestrian trails at Lake Ray Roberts and would
like to see the trail between the dam and 428 repaired and reopened, there
is a very simple and fun way you can help.

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Greenbelt Alliance of Denton County,
together with Texas Parks and Wildlife and the City of Denton along with
other partners listed below, is hosting GreenFest from 2-8 PM at the FM
455 Greenbelt Park. Lots of fun activities are planned including a
kayaking, 3 climbing walls, a live reptile display, Birds of Prey from the
Blackland Prairie Raptor Rehabilitation Center, Backyard BassĀ fishing,
pony rides, a living history display featuring storytelling and craftsmen
of the Cross Timbers Region, archery, the Texas Game Warden Trailer
Display, an archeological dig, a dinosaur dig, bounce houses, rides on the
Wells Fargo Stagecoach and a display by Careflite including their
Equestrian Rescue Unit. Live Music will headline Bleu Edmondson along with
Dustin Perkins and Big Gus and Swampadelic.

The exciting thing is that all the proceeds for the day ($5 in advance
available from or $7 that day) will be
dedicated to reopening the equestrian trail between Highways 428 and 455,
restoration of the Greenbelt restrooms, installations of a planned wetland
viewing deck and trail and support of the Greenbelt Alliance. The entry
fee will also get you a membership in the Greenbelt Alliance and its Lake
Ray Roberts Equestrian Trail Association. The Greenbelt Alliance has given
its full support this new committee which is dedicated to the restoration
of the equestrian trail and other future projects benefiting equestrians.

Here is your chance to become a Charter Member of the new LRRETA and sign
up for Careflite Insurance for your family at a special member rate. All
equestrians who love to ride at Lake Ray Roberts can now join a support
organization specifically dedicated to maintaining and improving those
wonderful trails.

You can see that it will take a few volunteers to help make things go
smoothly. To make it possible for you to volunteer and then also visit all
the activities, the organizers have set up two shifts; one from 1 PM-5 PM
and one from 5 PM – 9 PM. You can help raise money by volunteering and you
will receive a T-Shirt as a bonus. Look over the volunteer jobs listed
below and pick one out at call Tim Beaty at or
940-387-3275. When you call, please also tell Tim what organization you
represent or how you got this message so we can show the Greenbelt
Alliance that the horse community wants to be involved in helping.

Volunteers will be needed to assist at the kayaking site, the Backyard
Bass fishing activity, the living history area, the climbing walls, the
archery site, the Texas Game Warden, the archeological dig, the Birds of
Prey, the bounce houses, the reptile exhibit, the dinosaur dig, at the
information booth, at the bandstand, with the food and retail vendors and
for parking and cleanup. Pick one, make that call and bring your family
and enjoy a great day.

Other partners include Our Lands & Waters Foundation, CoServ Electric,
Newland Real Estate, The Upper Trinity Conservation Trust, 380 Guide and
380n News, Cabela’s and REI.