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Trinity Coalition

The Trinity Coalition is a voice for recreation and conservation within the Upper Trinity River Corridor.

Established in 2015, we are a nonprofit organization that is opening doors to the Upper Trinity River and its surrounding parks and natural ecosystems. By improving community access to the river, Trinity Coalition connects the Dallas-Ft Worth metroplex to conservation activities that clean and protect North Texas’ greatest natural assets.

OUR FOCUS We focus on three main areas:

Recreation: We believe that the more citizens experience the river, the more dedicated they will be to protecting the river. We develop and promote high-quality river access, events and activities to engage the community and strengthen public connection to the Upper Trinity River and the Trinity River National Water Trail.

Conservation: We believe that clean rivers lead to healthy communities. We offer hands-on conservation programming, events, and activities that engage the public in caring for and protecting the Trinity River. We employ a variety of media outlets to educate the public about the health of our River and how the public can keep the River clean for future generations.

Connection: We believe that nature should be accessible to everyone. We support the work of nature-based non-profit organizations along the Trinity River by promoting their activities through social media and public programming.

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Trip Reports

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Cowtown Great American Clean Up on the Clear Fork

Apr 13, 2022

On March 26 Trinity Coalition and the North Texas River Runners joined the Cowtown Great American Clean Up to clean up trash on the Clear Fork of the Trinity River National Water Trail.


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Exploration Camping Trip on the Lower Trinity River

Dec 10, 2021

Trinity Coalition members joined members of the Dallas Downriver Club on a three day paddling trip to explore the Lower Trinity River Below Lake Livingston.


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Sunset Paddle and (almost) Full Supermoon

Apr 24, 2021

The first sunset paddle of 2021 almost coincided with the Full Pink Moon, but for the vagaries of the weather. Despite cloudy skies and a little wind, 12 people paddled out to see the sunset and the (almost) full Supermoon on the unnamed island at Lake Arlington.


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Articles & News

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New Year 2023 Newsletter2022We made it through another amazing and challenging year . . .And we made it because of YOU. But we need your support now more than ever!

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Dale On The 11 Point Crop

Many people assume that there is no good paddling in the winter, that all kayaks and canoes and fishing gear should get packed away once the thermometer drops. I am sure the Eskimos would find that very amusing. The fact is that some of the best paddling and fishing adventures happen in the winter%E2%80%94especially here in Texas%E2%80%94when there is actually water in the rivers and lakes and you are not getting baked by the Texas sun. But to take advantage of winter on the water and be safe, you do have to take a few precautions and do some careful planning to stay safe and comfortable out on the water.

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