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3rd Annual Trinity River Corridor Photo Contest is underway

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For the third year in a row the City of Dallas and the Trinity River Corridor Project are holding a photo contest for photographers of any age for youth, amateurs and professionals. The subject categories are wildlife, forest/prairie, architecture/structures and the various rivers/ponds along the Dallas Trinity River Corridor Project. The winners of last year’s contest showed diversity with coyotes howling on a snow covered riverbank, the flooded Trinity River, buildings reflecting in the water, the hardwoods during a downpour and close-up wildlife photos.

One of the main features in the area is the Trinity River Audubon Center.
Sustainable and LEED-certified, the Center is lies on 120 acres in the Great Trinity Forest. The $37 million restoration and capital improvement project is only 8 minutes from Downtown Dallas. It features educational classes, workshops, bird tracking programs, hiking trails and a nature club.

The Great Trinity Forest is 6,000 acres and supports diverse plant and animal species.
It is a mixture of aquatic and wetland ecosystems, hardwoods and grasslands. It is common to spot over 50 bird species in a day. Texas is home to 636 out of the 957 bird species in the U.S. This area is a dream for nature lovers and photographers. There are also paddling trails.

Plants and birds on the four mile walking trails

• Lemon beelbalm, Indian Paintbrush and other wildflowers in the restored prairie

• wetland bogs

• Grasshopper Sparrows, Dickcissels, Eastern Meadowlarks, Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Cooper’s Hawks to name a few

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Best Views of the Trinity River

• Upper and Lower Chain of Wetlands

• Trinity River Audubon Center

• Trinity Overlook 110 W. Commerce Street (at Beckley)

• Great Trinity Forest

• Margaret Hunt Hill Construction (Beckley at the Continental Ave. Bridge

• Trinity River Trammel Crow Park (3700 Sylvan Avenue)

3rd Annual Trinity River Corridor Project Photo Contest
• The Contest ends on October 15, 2011 at midnight.

• Judging begins shortly thereafter

• There will be a presentation to the winners during a City Council Meeting

• Grand prize winner $500; 1st place winners $125; 2nd places $50; 3rd places $25

Register online here under special events

Trinity River Audubon Center
500 Great Trinity Forest Way*
Dallas, TX 75217

For more information call 214-398-TRAC
*Dallas recently changed the name of the street so if the Great Trinity Forest way does not show up on maps or GPS, please try 6500 Loop 12.