Sustainability comes in all sizes and so do our education programs.
The district works with homeowners, school children and teachers, community organizations, and farmers and ranchers in the far corners of North Texas. Learn more and get involved today!
The TRWD watershed program strives to educate and inform local stakeholders and the public about their watershed, potential threats, and steps that can be taken to help improve and protect water quality.
“The mission of TRWD’s Watershed Program is to protect water supplies through responsible watershed planning and stewardship. Whether the audience includes school children or adults, urban dwellers or farmers, education is a cornerstone of water quality protection and essential for successful watershed planning.”The program gives helpful information to students and educators as well as other stakeholders interested in learning about urban stormwater management, agricultural conservation practices and basic watershed concepts.
The program gives helpful information to students and educators as well as other stakeholders interested in learning about urban stormwater management, agricultural conservation practices and basic watershed concepts.
Urban Stormwater Management
TRWD encourages and supports urban stormwater management through several avenues. The district works with the city of Fort Worth to implement a joint Stormwater Management Plan to address the problems caused by stormwater entering the Trinity River. Education about reducing stormwater runoff is key to protecting watersheds and water quality.
Water Quality ResourcesWater Quality Resources Storm Water Management PlanStorm Water Management Plan
StoryMap: Best Management Practices Along the Trinity RiverStoryMap: Best Management Practices Along the Trinity River
In partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife, TRWD has developed a Demonstration Landscape project that showcases techniques to create and maintain beautiful residential landscaping that conserves water and protects water quality. Located on the TRWD main campus in Fort Worth, the landscape is open for self-guided tours, or by appointment for small tours and demonstrations.
TRWD’s Demonstration Landscapes are open to the public from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. Get Directions.
Agricultural Conservation Practices
TRWD encourages and supports responsible agriculture and good land stewardship by working closely with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, state and federal entities, industries and nonprofit organizations.
Technical assistance, workshops, and demonstration projects help deliver information, resources, and new technology to agricultural producers throughout our watersheds.
An Educational Roadshow
Here’s a virtual lesson using our stream trailer, one of several hands-on, mobile educational experiences that we use to teach students about our water resources. It’s a great way to provide young learners an interactive experience to teach them about watersheds, how we impact them, and about the actions we can take to protect them. We all live in a watershed and the things we do on land — good and bad — have an effect on our drinking water supplies. Being good stewards of our water resources helps ensure that we’ll have access to clean drinking water for years to come.
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By partnering with other education‐based organizations, TRWD is able to provide a more comprehensive learning experience for students and adults alike. The Trinity River Project, conducted through a partnership between the Texas Wildlife Association Conservation Legacy Program and Imagination Fort Worth, delivers water‐related education to Fort Worth ISD students on the banks of the Trinity River. Texas A&M AgriLife provides a variety of water‐related information and local events through their Water Education Network and 4‐H/Youth Development programs.
EPA Water Education | USEPA Watershed Academy | Texas Science Teacher Association | Texas Aquatic Science.org | TCEQ Take Care of Texas Teacher Resources | TCEQ Field Guide for Water Education | Dr. Dirt K‐12 Teaching Resources | Texas Water Resources Institute Training | Texas A&M “Texas Watershed Steward” Training | TX Riparian Association
Further Resource Links
4-H Water Ambassadors | EPA Water Education | USEPA Watershed Academy | Texas Science Teacher Association | Texas Aquatic Science.org | TCEQ Field Guide for Water Education | Dr. Dirt K‐12 Teaching Resources | Texas Water Resources Institute Training | Texas A&M “Texas Watershed Steward” Training | TX Riparian Association | Texas Stream Team | Project WILD | Project WET