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The 5th Annual Trinity River
Levee Run

It’s almost that time of year again! For the past several years we’ve started looking forward to spring with our annual Trinity River Levee Run.  On March 7, 2009, the Dallas Running Club, Luke’s Locker, Trinity Commons Foundation and the City of Dallas will host the 5th Annual Trinity River Levee Run.

This event is the perfect opportunity for all Dallas citizens to enjoy the breathtaking view from the levee as they participate in an early morning 10K run. The beautiful view of the Dallas skyline is only one of the attractions this event has to offer. Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle, Dallas Fire Chief Eddie Burns, and

their new recruits will continue their annual friendly competition to see who will cross the finish line first during the Glenn Carter Public Safety Challenge!

This year’s public safety challenge is named for Glenn Carter who was the race director from its inception. He was a long-time fan of running and the Trinity River corridor. He passed away in 2008, and naming the safety challenge after him is one small way to honor his devotion to the sport of running and this event.

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, City and Elected Officials, and representatives from the Dallas Running Club and Luke’s Locker will be joined at the event by the 700-1,000 anticipated race participants. Please come out and join us because this will be an event you will not want to miss!

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Calendar of Events
January 1, 2009
Happy New Year!
January 13, 2009
S. M. Wright Freeway Redevelopment
Stakeholder Work Group (SWG)
Community Meeting
Peoples Baptist Church
3119 Pine
Dallas, TX 75215
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

January 15, 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 for everyone

Bennett Hennessey, South American
Executive Director of Asociacion Civil Armonia
Topic for evening, “South America: Birds, Birdwatching And Conservation
7:00 pm

January 24, 2009
Student Conservation Association
Celebrating Martin Luther King
Rochester Park Trail Maintenance
3000 Municipal Street
Dallas, TX  75215
Join the celebration - bring rakes and gloves!
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
January 27, 2009
Trinity River Corridor Project
Committee Meeting
Dallas City Hall, Room 6E south
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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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Trinity River Corridor Project Heralds the return of
Bald Eagles to the Area

Early in December, a Bald Eagle was seen flying over Wetland Cell F which is part of the Lower Chain of Wetlands within the Trinity River Corridor Project. This Wetland Cell is very close to the Trinity River and it is located off of I-45 South perhaps four miles from the new Trinity River Audubon Center. This sighting by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers represented an exciting moment in terms of being a milestone for conservation in Dallas, as well as a proud moment for the mitigation and environmental work that is part of the Trinity River Corridor Project.

Perhaps most of us think Bald Eagles, the national bird of the United States since 1782, only live in northern states, but this is not the case. Bald Eagles actually live in all 48 contiguous states. In 1995, it was changed to “threatened” in Texas rather than endangered. This majestic and large bird needs waterways, wetlands, mature trees, and quiet lands to thrive.

In Texas, there are two populations of Bald Eagles: breeding birds and nonbreeding or wintering birds. Breeding populations occur primarily in the eastern half of the state and along coastal counties from Rockport to Houston. Nonbreeding or wintering populations are located primarily in the Panhandle, Central, and East Texas, and in other areas of suitable habitat throughout the state.

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