Trinity Coalition

Trinity Coalition The Trinity Coalition is transforming the Upper Trinity River Corridor into a nationally-recognized conservation and recreation area. Paddle the 130-mile Upper Trinity Paddling Trail.

Join us for river-clean-up paddling trips.

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Next Sunset Paddle June 18th.
06/09/2021
Sunset Paddle Lake Arlington

Next Sunset Paddle June 18th.

Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 7:00 PM: Come watch Lake Arlington transition from day to night with a spectacular view of the sunset from a secluded island beach. Then enjoy the amazing beauty of the lake from ka

The rivers are running high, many lakes are flooded and closed, but we can still enjoy the water and a Sunset Paddle at ...
06/01/2021
Sunset Paddle Lake Arlington

The rivers are running high, many lakes are flooded and closed, but we can still enjoy the water and a Sunset Paddle at Lake Arlington

Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 7:00 PM: Come watch Lake Arlington transition from day to night with a spectacular view of the sunset from a secluded island beach. Then enjoy the amazing beauty of the lake from kay

Join us for White Rock Lake picnic and paddle w concert.
05/21/2021
White Rock Lake Moonlight Concert and picnic paddle

Join us for White Rock Lake picnic and paddle w concert.

Thu, May 27, 2021, 6:00 PM: We have been invited to join the Dallas Downriver Club for a picnic, paddle, concert, and chance to enjoy the "almost" full moon over white rock lake. Please read all detai

05/18/2021

Video by Stacy Clark taken at the Walnut Creek Cleanup Saturday

I am at the Altar’d States store at Stonebrier Mall starting at noon today ( May 17)  to promote Trinity Coalition and d...
05/17/2021

I am at the Altar’d States store at Stonebrier Mall starting at noon today ( May 17) to promote Trinity Coalition and discuss the river and paddling. Come by and see me if you are in the area.
-Teresa
Trinity River Paddle Trail Manager

I am at the Altar’d States store at Stonebrier Mall starting at noon today ( May 17) to promote Trinity Coalition and discuss the river and paddling. Come by and see me if you are in the area.
-Teresa
Trinity River Paddle Trail Manager

Workday at the Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail, May 15 Saturday, 10 am to 1 pmMeet at the start of the paved tra...
05/14/2021

Workday at the Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail, May 15 Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm

Meet at the start of the paved trail.
7000 Bexar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Or Google maps: Texas Buckeye Trail Head

Our beloved soft-surface Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail is in need of our help. Join the Trinity Coalition and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department for our first monthly workday.

The trails are dry enough and approved by Brett Johnson, Dallas Parks & Recreation urban biologist. We will be clearing herbaceous plants to maintain a 3-foot-wide that will be visible once summer foliage socks in.

Bring hoes, loppers, clippers, and rakes. Wear work gloves and study boots. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved overshirt for poison ivy protection; Tecnu will be on hand if you do encounter.

We will have individual teams of no more than 10 who will operate separately per Texas Master Naturalist Program requirements.

Optional lunch at Bonton Farms Marketplace patio afterward.

Next work date is Sat., 6/5 with a rain date of 6/12. We will break for summer heat and return strong in the fall!

Workday at the Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail, May 15 Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm

Meet at the start of the paved trail.
7000 Bexar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Or Google maps: Texas Buckeye Trail Head

Our beloved soft-surface Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail is in need of our help. Join the Trinity Coalition and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department for our first monthly workday.

The trails are dry enough and approved by Brett Johnson, Dallas Parks & Recreation urban biologist. We will be clearing herbaceous plants to maintain a 3-foot-wide that will be visible once summer foliage socks in.

Bring hoes, loppers, clippers, and rakes. Wear work gloves and study boots. Wear long pants and a long-sleeved overshirt for poison ivy protection; Tecnu will be on hand if you do encounter.

We will have individual teams of no more than 10 who will operate separately per Texas Master Naturalist Program requirements.

Optional lunch at Bonton Farms Marketplace patio afterward.

Next work date is Sat., 6/5 with a rain date of 6/12. We will break for summer heat and return strong in the fall!

We just moved this to Saturday April 24 to avoid high winds. Now an "Almost Full" Moon  paddle, but still a Sunset paddl...
04/15/2021
Sunset / Full Pink Moon Paddle

We just moved this to Saturday April 24 to avoid high winds. Now an "Almost Full" Moon paddle, but still a Sunset paddle.

Sat, Apr 24, 2021, 7:00 PM: Our first Sunset Paddle of 2021 and our first Full Moon paddle all in one!Come watch Lake Arlington transition from day to night with a spectacular view of the sunset from

Photos from today’s “escape the wind” paddle on Walnut Creek paddling trail. Serious wind and chop getting to and from t...
03/29/2021

Photos from today’s “escape the wind” paddle on Walnut Creek paddling trail. Serious wind and chop getting to and from the creek, but the creek itself was protected. We did approx 6 miles, stopped by a downed tree blocking the creek about a half mile past 360 bridge. About 20+ people on the paddle.

Photos from the 2021 Flyfest courtesy of Fish the Fort
03/26/2021

Photos from the 2021 Flyfest courtesy of Fish the Fort

The TRWD Flyfest Orvis Big Trout Contest was one for the books! Forty teams competed on the Trinity River for a cash prize and gear donated by Orvis and Fatties on the Fly. The Grand Prize for Most Fish Caught went to Bill and Nate Payeur who pulled in a record-breaking 19 fish. This is the most a team has caught in a singular heat in the 6-year TRWD Flyfest history. Tanner Ingram caught the Biggest Fish at 19.5 inches. In total, contestants netted 106 trout throughout the day.

To read the full contest results, visit https://trwdflyfest.com/2021-contest-results/.

Fort Worth is doing their part for the Dark Skies initiative to save birds.
03/19/2021
Fort Worth skyscrapers to go dark after midnight for migrating birds

Fort Worth is doing their part for the Dark Skies initiative to save birds.

Downtown Fort Worth will turn considerably darker at the stroke of midnight. From now through May 31st, the downtown Fort Worth skyline will be dark from midnight to 6:00 a.m., in an effort to save the lives of migrating birds.

Read about Texas Master Naturalist and Trinity Coalition member Kristi Kerr Leonard's fight to restore Ash Creek Dallas ...
03/16/2021
East Dallas neighbors rally to save Ash Creek damaged in Bryan Adams construction

Read about Texas Master Naturalist and Trinity Coalition member Kristi Kerr Leonard's fight to restore Ash Creek Dallas after careless contractors destroy its natural banks and habitats.

Photography courtesy of Kristi Kerr Leonard. East Dallas neighbors have organized to advocate for the replanting of Ash Creek after it was clear-cut in late February during construction work at Bryan Adams High School. Neighbor and Texas Master Naturalist Kristi Kerr Leonard witnessed the clear-cutt...

Photos from TRWD FlyFest 2021
03/14/2021

Photos from TRWD FlyFest 2021

CALLING ALL TEXANS - Help protect migrating birds this spring by turning Lights Out, across Texas! Here’s how you can he...
03/11/2021
Lights Out Texas - BirdCast

CALLING ALL TEXANS - Help protect migrating birds this spring by turning Lights Out, across Texas! Here’s how you can help: turn out all non-essential lights from 11 pm - 6 am every night through June 15, especially during the peak migration period of April 19 - May 7, when half of the total spring bird migration traffic passes through Texas. Join in and spread this message far and wide to help protect the approximately one billion birds that travel through the Lone Star State. Learn more and sign up for bird migration alerts: bit.ly/LightsOutTexas

Check out our pilot campaign in Texas in two of the cities representing the greatest threat of light pollution exposure risks to migrating birds.

Here is the winning photo for the 2020 National Trails Photo Contest in the Paddling Trails division.  Beathan Miller ru...
03/01/2021

Here is the winning photo for the 2020 National Trails Photo Contest in the Paddling Trails division. Beathan Miller running Double Drop at Trinity Park.

Here is the winning photo for the 2020 National Trails Photo Contest in the Paddling Trails division. Beathan Miller running Double Drop at Trinity Park.

The winning photo for National Trails photo contest for paddling trails was of our own Trinity River Paddling Trail. The...
03/01/2021
Trinity-Chute-w-Beathan.JPG - American Trails

The winning photo for National Trails photo contest for paddling trails was of our own Trinity River Paddling Trail. The photo features Beathan Miller in a decked out Pungo Classic and was taken at the Trinity Park white water park on the chute called Double Drop.

Sunrise at the campsite with kayaks on Segment 5 (Crooked River/St. Marks Refuge) of the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail

Click on the post to see our January newsletter.
01/10/2021
Dear Friend, We made it to 2021!

Click on the post to see our January newsletter.

And we need your support now more than ever! Everyone agrees 2020 was a terrible year. Many of us lost friends and family to Covid. At Trinity Coalition, the pandemic hit us hard. We watched all our fund raising events vanish with the lockdown, and our funding evaporated.  Yet despite these massive...

The Full Article on how to prepare for cold weather paddling has just been published on the Trinity Coalition Website. I...
01/01/2021
How to Survive and Thrive Paddling in Cold Weather | Trinity Coalition | Elevating the value of the Trinity River & its parks and forests in Texas

The Full Article on how to prepare for cold weather paddling has just been published on the Trinity Coalition Website. It includes a link to the video.

31 Dec How to Survive and Thrive Paddling in Cold Weather How to Survive and Thrive Paddling in Cold Weather  By Teresa Patterson and Dale Harris  Click to watch Video   Many people assume that there is no good paddling in the winter, that all kayaks and canoes and fishing gear should get packe...

We had a hitchhiker today while doing a cleanup at Hines Park. We also found a fish in the boat when we were unloading t...
12/21/2020

We had a hitchhiker today while doing a cleanup at Hines Park. We also found a fish in the boat when we were unloading the trash. We returned both to the water and they were fine. We mostly pulled plastic bags off the bottom. But we were certain some of them must have been body bags, they were so large. I half expected to pull up a body!

Lyn
12/19/2020

Lyn

Thanks to Teresa, Dale, and Adrian (clearing the log jam), today I was able to go north from the Hebron launch site all the way to Business-121 -- 4 miles north of Hebron! If I wasn't running out of daylight and getting tired, I would have attempted at least one more mile to the south side of LLELA. Where I stopped to turn around was just 2 miles south of Lake Lewisville dam. Merry Christmas to me!!!

More photos of the boats and paddlers that made up our Christmas paddling parade as we decked kayaks instead of halls an...
12/14/2020

More photos of the boats and paddlers that made up our Christmas paddling parade as we decked kayaks instead of halls and took to the water to share our Covid safe celebration of the season. We got to enjoy perfect calm water and beautifully lit home and the people along the lake got to enjoy our bright parade of boats. The photographer doing a photo shoot on the dock at the White Rock Boat Club immediately stopped shooting his subject and aimed his camera at us. Cars stopped along the shoreline road or turned around to get another look. Thanks to everyone who braved the cold to participate. Merry Christmas.

Photos of the winner from the Annual Trinity Coalition Christmas Lights Paddle held at White Rock Lake. Please tag.
12/14/2020

Photos of the winner from the Annual Trinity Coalition Christmas Lights Paddle held at White Rock Lake. Please tag.

12/09/2020
Trinity Coalition Presents How to Survive and Thrive Paddling in Cold Weather

Many people assume that there is no good paddling in the winter, that all kayaks and canoes should get packed away once the thermometer drops. I am sure the Eskimos would find that very amusing. The fact is that some of the best paddling adventures happen in the winter-- especially here in Texas--when there is actually water in the rivers and lakes and you are not being baked by the Texas sun. But to truly enjoy winter paddling you need to know what gear to use and some important safety tips. Dale Harris, President of the Dallas Downriver Club and Teresa Patterson, ACA Instructor and Trinity River Paddle Trail Manager, will share their knowledge and insights about how to gear up and how to stay safe to enjoy winter weather paddling so you can truly enjoy the water year round.

12/09/2020

Reminder, we will be going live at 4PM with our Cold Water Paddling Webinar. Tune in and ask questions.

GreenSourceDFW
12/04/2020
GreenSourceDFW

GreenSourceDFW

The Trinity River Paddling Trail was named a National Recreation Trail in late October. Amy Martin has the deets.

Join us for a day paddle up White Rock Creek, Then stay for the Christmas Lights Paddle in the evening.
11/30/2020
Up White Rock Creek WITH a Paddle!

Join us for a day paddle up White Rock Creek, Then stay for the Christmas Lights Paddle in the evening.

Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 11:00 AM: Join us for a day paddle up White Rock Creek. This is a beginner level paddle up the creek and back. See wildlife hidden from the city as we see how far up the creek we ca

Join us for our annual Christmas Lights Paddle. This year at White Rock Lake on December 12.
11/30/2020
Christmas Lights Paddle at White Rock Lake

Join us for our annual Christmas Lights Paddle. This year at White Rock Lake on December 12.

Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 5:00 PM: Join Trinity Coalition for a Christmas Lights Paddle and lighting contest on White Rock Lake. Decorate your boat and yourself for the season and join us as we check out the

The Groundworks crew are cleaning a park with an unofficial launch site on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River Paddling Tr...
11/29/2020
*NEW LOCATION* Saturday Volunteer Day at LB Houston Park

The Groundworks crew are cleaning a park with an unofficial launch site on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River Paddling Trail. They can always use volunteer paddlers and it is a chance to get on the river for a good cause.

Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 9:00 AM: WE ARE BACK!!! To ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff members we will be following all State, Local, and Federal Covid Guidelines.***New Location***Join Groundwork

Photos from our annual Black Friday paddle, held this year at the Fort Worth Nature Center. Thanks to the paddlers who j...
11/29/2020

Photos from our annual Black Friday paddle, held this year at the Fort Worth Nature Center. Thanks to the paddlers who joined us on the Trinity River Paddling Trail!

Fort Worth Nature Center won for the Annual Black Friday Paddle Event
11/22/2020
Annual Black Friday Paddle. Fort Worth Nature Center!

Fort Worth Nature Center won for the Annual Black Friday Paddle Event

Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 10:00 AM: AND THE WINNER IS: Fort Worth Nature Center! (even without the late votes cast Friday AM)IMPORTANT: They changed the rules since I first posted. Everyone will have to pre-

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Trinity Coalition

The Trinity Coalition is transforming the Upper Trinity River Corridor into a nationally-recognized conservation and recreation area.

The Trinity River originates in North Texas. The Trinity, an 18,000 square mile watershed traversing thirty-eight Texas counties on its journey to Trinity Bay, an inlet to the Gulf of Mexico, provides water to nearly half the population of Texas.

For decades, the river and adjacent floodplain and hardwood forests lay un-used and undeveloped. A rapid increase in the population of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has increased attention on the River and many development projects are planned that will directly impact the River and surrounding ecosystems.

Trinity Coalition brings balance to development by building, facilitating and promoting recreational use of the River, which, in turn, will promote River conservation.

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Thanks to Teresa, Dale, and Adrian (clearing the log jam), today I was able to go north from the Hebron launch site all the way to Business-121 -- 4 miles north of Hebron! If I wasn't running out of daylight and getting tired, I would have attempted at least one more mile to the south side of LLELA. Where I stopped to turn around was just 2 miles south of Lake Lewisville dam. Merry Christmas to me!!!
Saturday night Christmas paddle at White Rock Lake. That is me as Santa! Thanks, Teresa, for planning a great outing!! Merry Christmas, y'all!!
The new ADA accessible launch site on Hebron Pkwy (Elm Fork Trinity River)
Look what is at the Hebron Pkwy Launch Site!! (Lewisville/Carrollton line - Elm Fork Trinity River, E of I-35) They've finally installed the docks!
Log jam 1 1/2 miles north of Hebron Pkwy launch site. No way to get over it.
Hebron Pkwy kayak launch site. New docking hardware added (wasn't there last week). I hope they add rubber padding!
If you see a post selling Kayaks for $87. 00 , it's a scam out of china 🤔⁉️
Does anyone know if the Hebron Parkway launch site is open yet?
Beautiful fish swims on the trinity River and people don't know they're native and naturalized. #buffalofishing #carpfishing
Kayakers rescued by City of Carrollton just below the Carrollton Dam (under Sandy Lake Road). I can't figure out how to share just the 26-second video rescue, but right now, it is the 2nd posting on Carrollton's page: https://www.facebook.com/carrolltontexas/