LAUNCH Initiative

Salary:  $18.00 per hour + full benefits


Location:  Fort Worth



The LAUNCH Initiative is a multi-year work/training program. The applicants selected to participate in this paid program will primarily work along the 29-mile-long Fort Worth floodway and Marine Creek Lake. The work consists of typical “farm hand” tasks. Duties include:


  • Mowing
  • Operating equipment
  • Building fences
  • Forestry
  • Light welding


The positions are full-time, 40 hours per week (4, 10-hour days). The schedule will consist of 30 hours of labor-intensive on-the-job training and 10 hours of education per week.



Year 1

Training for the positions will be provided by TRWD.


Year 2 & 3

Continued on-the-job training. Additional technical instruction will be provided for participants seeking a registered apprenticeship opportunity.




For more information regarding the LAUNCH Initiative with TRWD, please see our informational video utilizing the link below:


The LAUNCH Initiative – TRWD



Ready to apply to the LAUNCH Initiative?

Click on the “Online Application” above to apply!





Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.18 550.00 0.18
Benbrook 689.86 694.00 -4.14
Bridgeport 826.97 836.00 -9.03
Cedar Creek 319.39 322.00 -2.61
Eagle Mountain 644.98 649.10 -4.12
Lake Worth 591.29 594.00 -2.71
Richland-Chambers 310.96 315.00 -4.04
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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