Great Trinity Forest
FedEx employees helped clean up the Great Trinity Forest.
The Trinity Trust Foundation and the City of Dallas teamed up with FedEx on May 22 to help revitalize and clean up areas of the Great Trinity Forest, which consists of 6,200 acres of urban bottomland hardwood forest in Dallas, the Lower Chain of Wetlands and a natural spring. More than 70 volunteers will provide environmental restoration, cleanup and plant native species back into the region.
The Community Conservation Project is part of a grant program sponsored by FedEx and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to address pressing urban environmental challenges. The local effort is focused on creating outdoor recreation facilities for the City as well as restoration and urban conservation awareness for Dallas’ forest and the Trinity River. The Trinity Trust is one of 16 nonprofits selected from across the country by FedEx and NFWF to receive support in 2014.
Volunteers picked up trash, cleared invasive plant species, provided trail maintenance, and had a chance to see the new projects under development or completed in the Great Trinity Forest: Trinity River Audubon Center, Trinity Forest Trails, Lower Chain of Wetlands, and the AT&T Trail under construction.
Over the past five years, FedEx and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) have provided more than $3 million to support more than 60 projects. In 2014, FedEx and NFWF grants will total more than $1 million, and will be matched with grants from local municipalities and agencies to yield over $9.3 million in support of these critical environmental sustainability projects.
FedEx and NFWF provided a grant of $33,400 for the Trinity River Corridor Project, leveraging $50,000 from local matching sources for a total impact of $83,400 benefitting the City of Dallas and the Trinity River Corridor Project. Through the Trinity River Corridor Wetlands Planting and Restoration, FedEx volunteers in Dallas joined an estimated 700 FedEx team members from 15 other cities supporting projects in their communities.