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Trinity River COMMON VISION Program

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COMMON VISION FOR THE TRINITY RIVER CORRIDOR

Since 1990 there have been hundreds of meetings, discussions, public forums, newsletter articles, newspaper columns, radio talk shows and TV news bites about the Trinity River. In the early 1990’s they continued to pound on the problems of the Trinity -- dead bodies found along the river banks, water pollution from an industry, and so forth.

Over the last few years, the focus has changed. While there are still problems, now much of the attention is on the future of the Trinity River -- and most of it is presented as positive. Successful bond elections. River festivals. New funding for the next trails segment. New education programs and facilities. Editorials lauding citizen efforts. Statements by the Mayor of Dallas stressing the importance of the Trinity to the city. A new vision of the Trinity River has emerged -- a COMMON VISION --

  • SAFE Trinity River, with stabilization and reduction of flooding risks
  • CLEAN Trinity River, with fishable and swimmable waters
  • ENJOYABLE Trinity River, with recreational opportunities linked by a trails system within a world-class greenway
  • NATURAL Trinity River, with preservation and restoration of riparian and cultural resources
  • DIVERSE Trinity River, with local & regional economic, transportation and other public needs addressed

 

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