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Great Trinity Forest Adventure Hike!

On Saturday, February 21, bring the family to the forest without leaving town and participate in the 3rd Annual Great Trinity Forest Adventure Hike made possible by the North Texas Orienteering Association and the Trinity River Corridor Project. At this timed trial event, children and adults will have the opportunity to use their skills with just a map and compass to navigate the new trail in Rochester Park and get back to the starting point first!

Register on the North Texas Orienteering web site at www.ntoa.com to participate. The timed trail event is limited to 150 people. The event will be at Rochester Park, 3000 Municipal Street, Dallas, TX 75215 (HWY 175 South to Municipal exit).

The Challenge is on! March 7, 2009

Runners and outdoor enthusiasts mark your calendar for a spectacular run by the Trinity River made possible by the City of Dallas, Trinity Commons Foundation, Dallas Running Club, and Luke’s Locker. The 5th Annual Trinity River Levee Run is being held on March 7 at Trammell Crow Park, 3700 Sylvan Avenue, Dallas, TX 75207. Register at www.dallasrunningclub.com.

Proceeds from the 10K Race and 2 Mile Fun Run will benefit the Trinity Commons Foundation and the Dallas Running Club. This year’s race will again include a challenge between Dallas’ finest safety forces with Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle and Dallas Fire Chief Eddie Burns and their recruits vying for the Challenge trophy in the Glenn Carter Safety Challenge.

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Calendar of Events
Open until May 3, 2009
Ode to Audubon
Recent Artwork by Kathy Boortz
Bath House Cultural Center 
521 E. Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX  75218
FREE and Open to the Public
10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily
www.bathhousecultural.com
February 17, 2009
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Meeting
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla, Room 6E South
Dallas, TX  75201
11 am – 12:30 pm
February 19, 2009
Trinity River Audubon Center
Late Night Third Thursday
6500 South Loop 12
(I-45 South to Loop 12 East)
Dallas, Texas 75217
FREE all day and evening
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Visit www.trinityriveraudubon.org
or call 214-370-TRAC
February 21, 2009
Great Trinity Forest Adventure Hike
Rochester Park, 3000 Municipal
Dallas, TX  75215
Join the City of Dallas and
North Texas Orienteering Association for a trek in the forest with compass and map
8:30 am to Noon
February 23, 2009
Public Works and Transportation
Beckley Avenue and Commerce Street
Intersection Improvement
Anita Martinez Recreation Center
3212 N. Winnetka Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75212
214-948-4488
6:30 pm
February 24, 2009
Trinity River Corridor Project
Oak Cliff Gateway Planning Meeting
Dallas City Hall, Room 6ES
1500 Marilla
Dallas, TX 75201
5:30 pm
214-670-4214

 
Resources
Audubon Center
The Texas Buckeye Trail
Dallas Zoo
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Trinity Trust Foundation
Student Conservation Association
 
City Hall Update
City of Dallas Council
Agendas and Briefings
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Agendas & Briefings
 
City of Dallas Council
Agendas and Briefings
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Agendas & Briefings


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City of Dallas hosts Renowned Urban Planners to Discuss Urban Living in the 21st Century

A series of lectures and events took place January 19-22, 2009 to bring the message of Urban Living in the 21st Century to Dallas. Included in this series, the City of Dallas sponsored a workshop for the Dallas City Council at the Dallas Central Library. The event featured four of the country’s top experts in this field of thought – the new urbanism.

The workshop was held on January 21, 2009, and it was led by Larry Beasley, current special adviser to the Emirate of Abu Dubai and former director of the Vancouver Planning Department. It also included Christopher Leinberger, a land use strategist, developer, professor, consultant, and author, and a visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He is doing research and creating strategies to develop or redevelop walk-able urban places. Two other experts were also part of the program, James Rojas, Los Angeles Transportation Planner, and Maurice Cox, former Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. View Story.

The timing of this event coincides with the work that is being done on the Trinity River Corridor Project and the Dallas City Council’s review and consideration for a form-based zoning ordinance. Go to www.trinityrivercorridor.org and select the October 2008 issue of My Trinity River News to learn more about form-based zoning.

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