Education & Outreach

Education & Outreach

The Trust’s mission is to encourage the conservation, stewardship and enjoyment of riparian lands along and near waterways through conservation easements and education and outreach.  The Trust’s education and outreach efforts include landowner workshops, symposiums for city/county staff and consultants, and resources on the Trust’s website and social media channels.  The Trust hosts or assists with coordinating at least one workshop each year, working with partners such as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Denton County and surrounding counties, the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service, Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Dixon Water Foundation, and other non-profit partners.

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 – Similar to riparian areas and floodplains; the undeveloped areas between a stream and the drier uplands that have grasses, shrubs and trees in place that can tolerate flooding.  Preserved greenbelts in urban and agricultural areas can provide many benefits to each, including water quality and flood protection, and enhancing the quality of life for residents.

Lantana Greenbelt

This preserved greenbelt in the Lantana community in Denton County is protected from encroachment and provides valuable recreational and aesthetic benefits, in addition to water quality protection.

Little Elm

Little Elm Creek, with established greenbelt vegetation, located near the intersection of FM 1385 and FM 428 in northeast Denton County. This greenbelt, identified as a Primary Opportunity in the Plan, provides a buffer between the creek and the surrounding agricultural activities – protecting water quality and valuable wildlife habitat.

 – the area of land where water drains to a single point, such as a river or lake. Find out what watershed you live in on Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's .

Priority Areas