THE TRINITY RIVER IS IMPORTANT FOR TEXAS... AND TEXANS.
The Trinity River, which begins in North Texas and courses 512 miles to the Gulf of Mexico, is the longest river that flows entirely within the state of Texas.
It provides life to both the Great Trinity Forest, a 6,000+ acre natural treasure believed to be the largest urban bottomland hardwood forest in the United States; and the Trinity River Watershed, a wildlife corridor that covers over 18,000 square miles (7% of the state).
Perhaps most importantly (and surprisingly**) for North Texans, The Trinity River is the primary water source for 5.5 million people, including urban populations in Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth.
The McCommas Bluff Landfill in southern Dallas is situated on the banks of the Trinity River.
To learn more about the Trinity River and why its conservation is important, click here.