Trinity Coalition

Location: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

The mission of the Trinity Coalition is to transform the Trinity River Corridor into a nationally-recognized conservation and recreation area. For decades, access to the Trinity River basin has been impeded by fences, gates, wooded areas, and dumping grounds. Trinity Coalition has three programmatic areas: Trinity River Paddling Trail, Clean Trinity, and GreenSpaceDFW.

The Trinity River Paddling Trail is a welcome addition to meet the growing demand for nature-related recreation and eco-sensitive development. Traversing peaceful countryside and the bustle of world-class cities, this Texas-sized paddling trail covers 130 river miles, spanning nine cities and three counties. Twenty-one official launch sites along its length allow access to three major river tributaries, the Clear Fork, West Fork, and Elm Fork, as well as 40 miles of the main stem.

On October 22, 2020 U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced 30 new national recreation trails in 25 states, adding more than 1,275 miles to the National Trails System — one of the designated trails being the Trinity River Paddling Trail.

Trinity Coalition’s Trinity River Paddling Trail was selected as a 2019 Conservation Wrangler. View the project page here.

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