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Coyote Trinity Floodway Trails?

It seems to be a place where the coyotes often hunt and play with the skyline of the City not more than a mile to the east of the Dallas Floodway. This remarkable flood control project and natural resource in the heart of the eighth largest city in the U.S. will inspire awe from the locals and travelers alike.

Recent visitors from Sendai, Japan where overwhelmed by the vast area and spoke of its beauty. The floodway teems with plant varieties and wildlife, but most of all it is spacious. In Japan, this much prairie land is a novelty.

The new proposed 4.5 mile trail alignment will give hikers and bicyclists a chance to enjoy the seasons in Dallas on a grand scale once the trail opens in 2014.
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September 2013
Texas Discovery Gardens
Daily Butterfly Release at Noon
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75210





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Luv for the Santa Fe Trestle Trail

The new Trinity Conservation Corps Grant provided by Southwest Airlines through The Trinity Trust, has resulted in a flurry of restoration and beautification work for the Santa Fe Trestle Trail. The Customer Support and Services department is training 150 team members in Dallas.

As part of the training, the teams are taking five afternoons and performing community service projects at the Santa Fe Trestle Trail in August and September. It will take gallons of water to keep them hydrated and 300 plants to keep them working!

An important part of eco-restoration is clearing out invasive species. In the heat of Texas, without weed removal, the native species must compete for nutrients and water against the invasive varieties. So, Southwest Airline employees are showing their luv and stamina by clearing planting beds and adding new plant species such as: inland sea oats, turkscap, dewberry (wild blackberry variety), and wine cup. We’re nuts about Southwest!


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