Trinity River

A Beautiful Purpose: Dallas Water Commons Project Will Transform 17 Acres of Wetlands Into a Public Greenspace in The Cedars

by | Sep 9, 2022
The Dallas Water Commons project, slated to break ground in 2024, will transform an industrial site in Dallas' Cedars neighborhood into something both beautiful and purposeful: a public wetlands park with hike and bike lanes that will cleanse and filter 650 million gallons of run-off stormwater each year. A big bonus: protecting the wetlands habitat and the species that live and breed there.

"This is a game changer for Dallas," says Vickie Meeks, a local artist and member of the project’s advisory board.
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Fort Worth: The Frontier of Innovation
Entrepreneurs and industry leaders benefit from the city's business-friendly approach.
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Hook, Line, and Sinker: Fort Worth Lands Top Fishing Brand’s First Brick‑and-Mortar Store
by | Jun 16, 2022
The first-ever outpost of Karl's Fishing & Outdoors aims to hook you with Mystery Tackle Boxes, interactive "bait tech" experiences that play for each lure you grab off the wall, and a 40-foot "Bassmobile" parked outside today through Sunday. Karl's "promises to deliver an experience that hasn’t been seen in the outdoor category," says the retail experience director for its parent company, Catch Co.
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Fort Worth’s Panther Island Dream Gets More Real with $403M Federal Funding
by | Jan 21, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Wednesday to spend $403 million on the final design and build of a 1.5-mile flood-control bypass channel, which will reroute part of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth—and create Panther Island. Fort Worth hopes the 800-acre island will become a massive housing and mixed-use entertainment and recreational district, connecting downtown Fort Worth to the city’s cultural district and the Stockyards.
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New Water Coalition Launched to Invest in Conservation Efforts for the Upper Trinity River

by | Mar 22, 2021
A group of industry, nonprofit, and governmental organizations—including Texan by Nature, Molson Coors, Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay and PepsiCo, and Keurig Dr Pepper—have formed the Texas Water Action Collaborative to improve the water quantity and quality of the Trinity River.
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A Walk in the Parks: Study Notes Dallas’ Efforts to Improve its Existing Greenspace
by | Aug 22, 2018
The Trust for Public Lands study released Wednesday shows that 60 percent of Dallas residents live within a 10-minute walk to a park.
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New Urbanism: Plans That are Changing the Landscape of DFW
Here are examples of how DFW is embracing human-scaled urban design.
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SMU STEM Academy Launches DISD Teachers to New Heights

by | Jun 26, 2017
This summer, Dallas ISD teachers are going to school — learning ways to increase student interest in STEM subjects.
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UTA Dean: Trinity River ‘Linear District’ Would be DFW Hub
by | Feb 16, 2017
The river would be the "magnetic core" to all the great institutions and attributes that Dallas-Fort Worth has to offer.
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Panther Island Project Lands $526M Federal Boost
by | Feb 8, 2017
The funding recently approved by Congress brings the massive project in Fort Worth closer to reality.
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