Vision & History

Vision

We believe in saving, sharing and celebrating Fort Worth’s natural resources by promoting urban outdoor recreation and enjoyment of our Trinity River and Trails.

HISTORY

From flood, to mud, to beautiful

1949

Severe flooding of Fort Worth’s Trinity River forces the city to build flood control levees. The naturally beautiful river dwindles to little more than a muddy ditch.

1969
Determined to do something about “the Ditch,” a committee made up of a small yet influential group of Fort Worth citizens organizes a Trinity River bus tour for community leaders and elected officials to discuss what it will take to reclaim the city’s most valuable resource.

1971
The committee becomes Streams & Valleys, Inc. and raises money from the community to breathe new life into strategic points along the river, reforest Trinity Park and build low-water dams to maintain a safe water level.

Today
More than 40 miles of river trails and 8,000 new trees later, the fish, wildlife and clean flowing water have returned. Thanks to the generosity of our fellow Fort Worthians, we are continuing to restore our part of the Trinity River to beauty, vitality and purpose.

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