Upcoming Events

Denton County Greenbelt Plan Stakeholders Meeting
July 29, 2015
Session 1 – Local Government – 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Session 2 – Business, Agencies and Citizen Groups – 1:30 – 3:30 PM
UTRWD Board Room
900 N Kealy
Lewisville, TX 75057

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Event Archives

Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Workshop – Hickory Creek Watershed

On May 21, 2015, the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust, along with the City of Denton and the Texas Water Resources Institute hosted a Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Workshop for landowners and representatives from cities and agencies in Denton County.  The morning session consisted of presentations discussing the importance of managing riparian areas, and during the afternoon, participants visited Hickory Creek for a first-hand look and discussion of the different processes and functions affecting riparian health.  This workshop is one held as part of a statewide initiative conducted by the Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas Riparian Association. For more information, visit the Texas Riparian Association website.

Upper Trinity Watershed Partners Breakfast Meeting

The Upper Trinity Conservation Trust hosted the 2014 Breakfast Meeting for the Upper Trinity Watershed Partners on November 5, 2014. The Upper Trinity Watershed Partners is an outreach program of the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust. "Partners" include cities, utilities, educators, government agencies, landowners, developers and professionals -- all working together to protect watershed assets "right where we live". Partners were recognized for their support, enjoyed a morning of networking and discussed opportunities for watershed protection.

2013 Upper Trinity Symposium
Water Quality:  Creating Value in your Local Community

On September 26, 2013, the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust hosted the 2013 Upper Trinity Symposium in Lewisville, TX.  We discussed the importance of protecting water quality in streams and lakes, while creating value that benefits our communities.  Land stewardship, especially in urbanizing areas, can have a tremendous impact on the quality and quantity of water in our local water supply lakes.

You can download the presentations (*pdf) by clicking on the presentation title below.

Agenda

Watershed Protection Conserves Our Land & Water Resources and Enhances our Quality of Life
Dr. Ken Dickson, PhD, Upper Trinity Conservation Trust

Value of Green Space to a Community
Michael Bastian, CH2M HILL, Inc.

The Business Case for Conservation Developments
Michael Bastian, CH2M HILL, Inc.

Getting More for Less: Economics of Watershed Protection & LID
Robert Adams, DE, PE, Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.

Increasing BMPS Implementation:  Regulatory Drivers & Incentives
Robert Adams, DE, PE, Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.

Incorporating LID & Fluvial Geomorphology for Watershed Protection
Trey Shanks, Freese & Nichols, Inc.
David Coffman, Freese & Nichols, Inc.

Texas Watershed Steward Workshop

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District hosted a Texas Watershed Steward Workshop on February 12, 2013. The workshop, taught by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff, provided stakeholders an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas and the Lewisville Lake Watershed. Stakeholders were encouraged to get involved in local watershed protection efforts. Click here (link to http://tws.tamu.edu/) for more information about the Texas Watershed Steward Program.

Upper Trinity Watershed Partners Breakfast Meeting

The Upper Trinity Conservation Trust hosted the 2012 Breakfast Meeting for the Upper Trinity Watershed Partners on November 14, 2012. The Upper Trinity Watershed Partners is an outreach program of the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust. "Partners" include cities, utilities, educators, government agencies, landowners, developers and professionals -- all working together to protect watershed assets "right where we live". Partners were recognized for their support, enjoyed a morning of networking and discussed opportunities for watershed protection.

Conservation Development Symposium

The Upper Trinity Conservation Trust and the University of North Texas Institute of Applied Sciences hosted the 2012 Conservation Development Symposium on May 10, 2012.  The Symposium focused on the principles of Conservation Development in the context of watershed protection.  The keynote speaker was Mr. Randall Arendt, a nationally known planner, author and advocate of “conservation planning” who has designed several developments within the North Texas region.

Thank you to our Symposium Sponsors - - the City of Farmers Branch and CH2M Hill, Inc., as well as to the Watershed Protectors and Watershed Supports. 

Click here for a list of all the supporters. - PDF Download

Click here for a complete Program of the Symposium. - PDF Download

 

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