"Great Trinity Forest Funding Breakdown" Sounds Like One Hell of a Bluegrass Jam
Which brings us to Phase 2 of the Trinity Trails, also the subject of a briefing this morning. The city started accepting bids for the project just last week, and council expects to award the contract for the alignment of the 2.38-mile section of trail -- between Lemmon Lake and the Audubon Center -- in August, with construction set to start in September and wrap next May. That phase, which needs a 195-foot bridge to cross the Trinity, is funded; so too is the Rochester Park Trailhead.
If you haven't walked any of the GTF yet, I'd still recommend this video primer -- that should get you interested. The boy and I like the hike; I always expect to run into Rawlins. And, this reminder: You know which essential part of the Great Trinity Forest doesn't get a cent? The volunteers who go out there, time after time after time, to remove the thousands of tires chucked into the greenery. Just a thought.
Speaking of, perhaps our Friends in Groundwork Dallas can tell us what ever came of the recommendations made in 2008's controversial Great Trinity Forest Management Plan, which called for removing "undesirable" trees using herbicides and fire and planting, among others, oaks, pecans and persimmons? Just curious.