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Calling ALL Photographers!
1st Photo Contest

The Trinity River Corridor Project invites all professional, amateur and youth photographers to take part in the very first Trinity River Photo Contest. Show us your artistic side by sending us your best images flaunting the natural beauty of our own Trinity River and the twenty miles along the Trinity River Corridor Project. Entries will be accepted in the following categories: wildlife, forest, river, and architecture/structure from June 30 to September 30, 2009.


Choose from any or all of the six locations and more. You can capture the sun dancing off the Lower Chain of Wetlands or enjoy the view from the Trinity Overlook Park. Maybe you want to show the size of the Great Trinity Forest or walk the Texas Buckeye Trail. You can reveal a new angle for the magnificence of the Trinity River Audubon Center. You can even display the architecture of the Dallas Skyline or art elements from Trammel Crow Park at Sylvan Avenue. The sites are waiting for you to discover them.

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Calendar of Events

July 2009
City Council Recess

July 2009
Summer Spotlight
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood
Dallas, TX 75201
View collections through
a cinematic lens
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

July 16, 2009
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 South Loop 12
(I-45 South to Loop 12 East)
Dallas, Texas 75217
Late Night 3rd Thursday Free Admission
or call 214-370-TRAC
9:00 a.m. to noon.

August 1-9, 2009
Target® Zoofari Days
Half-Price Admission
Target® Animal Training Presentations
$1 hot dogs and other favorites
Scavenger hunts and 4-D Flicks
Dallas Zoo
650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway
(I-35 at Marsalis)
Dallas, TX  75203

Audubon Center
The Texas Buckeye Trail
Dallas Zoo
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Trinity Trust Foundation
Student Conservation Association
Central Dallas Ministries
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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Lena Pope Children Play Eco-Rangers for a Day

What do the Texas Rangers Baseball, the Lena Pope Home, Inc. and the Trinity River Audubon Center have in common? The love of children and the environment!

During June, Texas Rangers Summer Academy is held and children from the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth participate and enjoy a number of different experiences and adventure outings. Sponsored by the Texas Rangers Foundation, the camp was held during the weeks of June 8 through June 22 to give the Lena Pope Home children an opportunity to enjoy new recreational adventures and learn about different areas of the North Texas Region.

Groups of children, between thirty and fifty daily, visited five locations each week of the camp. Monday they were at the Ballpark in Arlington, Tuesday at Rocky Top Equestrian Center in Keller, Wednesday at Fox Sports Net News in Dallas, Thursday at the Trinity River Audubon Center in Dallas, and Friday back to Arlington and the Ballpark for fishing. A total of 120 children enjoyed the Trinity River Audubon Center during this camp and even on the first day with heavy rains over North Texas, the kids came and had a blast watching the rain from canted windows and sloshing through the water puddles during breaks in the rain.

From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the children explored native plants and animals and discovered the wonder of emerging wetlands and restored Texas Blackland Prairies. They participated in a special modified Eco-Investigation Program lead by the Trinity River Audubon Center staff.

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