District takes steps to protect Trinity River water quality

December 17th, 2018|General, Trinity Trails App, Water Quality|

In Fort Worth, it all starts with the Trinity River.

Since 1849, when Major Ripley Arnold chose the confluence of the Clear Fork and West Fork to build a fort, the Trinity River’s jagged, sprawling, lightning bolt-looking channel has connected the city and its residents to the region, the state and ultimately to the Gulf Coast […]

Richland-Chambers Grazing Group

December 11th, 2018|Richland-Chambers, Water Quality|

Throughout twelve counties in Texas clustered around Richland-Chamber Lake, there is a small grass roots organization with big conservation goals.

In 2016, Ben Davis, Brandon Bing and Matt Machacek, with the Natural Resource Conservation Service, had the desire to start a think tank of sorts, a place […]

Wetlands transform a murky mess into viable water supply

September 6th, 2018|General, Water Quality, Wetlands|

The rain-swollen Trinity River flowing by resembles thin, foamy chocolate milk. Being carried along in the river’s murky mix are chunks of wood, bits of paper and a small whitewall tire and wheel.

It’s not the kind of water you want to see flowing out of a tap.

But five miles away and gushing into the Richland-Chambers […]

Continuing Education for Riparian and Stream Ecosystems

August 29th, 2018|General, Water Quality|

TRWD is co-hosting a training that will focus on the nature and function of stream and riparian zones and the benefits and direct impacts from healthy riparian zones. The riparian education programs will cover an introduction to riparian principles, watershed processes, basic hydrology, erosion/deposition principles, and riparian vegetation, as well as potential causes of degradation […]

2018 Eagle Mountain Cleanup

March 7th, 2018|Eagle Mountain, General, News, Recreation, Water Quality|

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CLEANUP

The Eagle Mountain Cleanup is less than a month away now, and we’re very excited to host our dedicated community members once again.

This year marks the 26th annual cleanup where you will be able to see how a wide range of people from different backgrounds come together […]

The Wetlands – Wildlife and Reuse

January 17th, 2018|General, News, Recreation, Richland-Chambers, Water Quality, Wetlands|

On a typical morning as you’re brushing your teeth, you may notice how much water is used to perform this one mundane, yet necessary, task. Now think about the more than 2 million people in TRWD’s service area using this same water for brushing their teeth, washing their clothes and dishes, and countless other water-dependent […]

Take a Hike … at Eagle Mountain Park

November 15th, 2017|Eagle Mountain, General, News, Recreation, Water Quality|

Summertime may be over in North Texas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and play. In fact, the fall season offers some of the coolest conditions to get out on your local trails and venture into the unknown. National Take a Hike Day is upon us, and if you’re looking to get the […]

26 Days Until the 26th Annual Trinity Trash Bash!

August 21st, 2017|Floodway, General, News, Trinity River & Trinity Trails, Water Quality|

Trash Bash is coming up again! We’re looking to keep our records strong with this highly-anticipated cleanup. In an effort to keep evolving Trash Bash each year, we’ve added locations and designated official kayak launches for you to use.

All the details: 

Date: Saturday, September 16th

Times: Cleanup from 8am-11am; After-party from 11am-2pm

Places: Various cleanup locations (choose […]

Why plant native plants?

August 16th, 2017|General, News, Water Quality|

By now, you might be asking yourself “why are native plants so important?”

Let’s take a deeper look at native plants and why we think everyone should plant them in their garden. Do you remember what a native plant is? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a native plant as “a plant that lives or […]

Native Plants: the cool thing about summer

July 5th, 2017|General, News, Water Quality|

Summer has officially begun, and we can definitely feel the heat. Not only do we need water to cool us off, but our landscapes may need extra water, too.

Summertime can be a struggle to know if you are watering your grass and plants enough so that they can survive the Texas heat. Not only do […]

Tips for Managing Water Use

March 30th, 2017|Water Quality|

Many cities in our service area actively strive to maintain their water distribution systems to minimize water loss in their community. This system is mainly underground and “out-of-sight and out-of-mind” for most of us. While our water utilities are doing the necessary work we need to achieve system-wide water efficiency, it’s important we look at […]

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