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Trinity Commons Luncheon features Major General Temple as Keynote Speaker

On May 4, the Trinity Commons foundation hosted their annual luncheon and fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel. Many City of Dallas officials, business leaders and community leaders attended the luncheon to hear Major General Merdith Temple speak and to see for the first time the Transforming Texas Waterfronts Trinity River Vision displays representing two of the six projects in Texas — Dallas and Fort Worth. The other four projects are in Arlington, San Antonio, Waco, and Marble Falls.



Major General Merdith Temple is the Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is responsible for policy, program, and technical functions in the execution of over $20 billion of design, construction, and environmental programs for the Army, the Air Force, other Department of Defense and other federal agencies and foreign countries.Link to the General's bio.

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Calendar of Events
May 21, 2009
Trinity River Audubon Center
Late Night Third Thursday
Special Events:
Live Univision Broadcast
of 5:00 pm Newscast
6500 South Loop 12
(I-45 South to Loop 12 East)
Dallas, Texas 75217
FREE all day and evening for everyone
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
or call 214-370-TRAC
May 27, 2009
Wetland Planting Event
Groundwork Dallas, Bank of America,
and Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem
Research Facility
Wetland Cell G
I-45 South exit Loop 12 E
Volunteers welcome!
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Link to event

June 6, 2009
National Trail Days® Celebration Texas
Buckeye Trail Privet Removal Event
Student Conservation Association and
Central Dallas Ministries
Texas Buckeye Trail – Hard Surface Section
7000 Bexar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

June 6, 2009
National Trail Days® Celebration
Tire Dump Clean Up – Roll ‘em all out!
Groundwork Dallas and
AmeriCorps Volunteers
6800 Petty Lane
Dallas, TX  75217
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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 Celebrated Earth Day at the Wetlands

On Earth Day, thirty enthusiastic volunteers planted four hundred aquatic plants such as Spikerush and Softstem Bulrush in shallow water along the edge of Wetland Cell E-West. The group worked as a team in celebration of Earth Day planting the aquatic vegetation in water that rose knee deep in places along the soft edge of the cell. Wetland Cell E-West is part of the Lower Chain of Wetlands which consists of four large cells and two smaller restored cells.

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center which operates the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility (LAERF) in Lewisville, Texas was joined by volunteers from Groundwork Dallas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), students and their teacher from Greenhill School’s Environmental Studies Class, and a small group of private citizen volunteers. All the volunteers learned about immersed vegetation and planting techniques which they then applied at the 5 acre site.

The next wetland planting is May 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Wetland Cell G. Volunteers are welcome!

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