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Posted Jan. 20, 2016

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Volunteer to adopt a section of the Trinity and be responsible for periodic river cleanups.

Nonpoint source pollution is the leading cause of water pollution in the U.S., and it has many sources. Trash and debris are often channeled into the Trinity River, causing an unpleasant accrual of debris and unsafe conditions for aquatic life.

Nonpoint source pollution occurs when rainfall washes oil, litter, lawn fertilizers and clippings into our storm drains. These pollutants are then washed to the nearest body of water, usually a neighborhood creek, then flow to the Trinity River — not a water treatment facility.

The Tarrant Regional Water District’s Trinity River Adopt-A-River program encourages individuals, neighborhoods and organizations to adopt a section of the Trinity River and clean up an assigned area.

There are adoptable sections in both the Clear and West forks of the Trinity River. Individuals or groups will be matched to an area, preferably in their neighborhood, and TRWD will identify the drainage areas in that section and provide a neighborhood map.

There are just a few requirements:

  • At least five people are required per section.
  • Each group must commit to at least two cleanups for two consecutive years.
  • Adopters are required to participate in the Trash Bash held every September.

Volunteer your group by email or call 817-335-2491.

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