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TRWD Conservation supports public education and outreach with new program

By July 12, 2022

TRWD Conservation team is supporting public education and outreach through the Save Tarrant Water Conservation Treasures Program.

Conservation Treasures assists in the creation and development of outdoor spaces to encourage public interest in water conservation, sustainable landscaping practices and local native, drought tolerant plants.

Arlington Water Utilities and TRWD are working with local conservation stakeholders and community groups to restore native prairie and wildflowers on 2.75 acres of land adjacent to the Lake Arlington dam. The Lake Arlington Native Plant and Pollinator Garden kicked off this spring with 20 volunteers to help plant over 400 plants in 2,000 square foot of native plant beds.

In May, TRWD partnered with staff and families from Child Care Associates, a non-profit child development program, to build outdoor water conservation features at their Fuller preschool facility in Fort Worth. TRWD installed a gutter system and two rain barrels to harvest rainwater from a garden shed for their vegetable beds.

TRWD also led volunteers in building a mulched platform for their new garden and a Texas native pollinator garden at their front entrance. In addition, TRWD will help staff paint a water-themed educational mural later this month and adding a water-wise flowerbed to the garden this fall.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 544.90 550.00 -5.10
Benbrook 685.16 694.00 -8.84
Bridgeport 829.54 836.00 -6.46
Cedar Creek 317.49 322.00 -4.51
Eagle Mountain 644.32 649.10 -4.78
Lake Worth 591.57 594.00 -2.43
Richland-Chambers 310.63 315.00 -4.37
*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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