Ned Fritz Legacy is proud to partner with KERA to present Living With The Trinity. The KERA documentary details late 1960s/early 1970s plans to straighten and channelize the Trinity River to create a barge cana from Fort Worth to the Gulf of Mexico. It all hinged on a March 13, 1973 bond election.
Event commemorates the canal's defeat 50 years ago, led by Texas' imminent environmentalist Ned Fritz and his coalition. Screening followed by a panel on the future of North Texas’ only river. Preceded by a meet-and-greet with historical figures from the canal fight including Alan Steelman, the maverick Republican opposing the canal whose election as a U.S. Congressman helped seal its fate; Lee Cullum and Bob Ray Sanders, whose coverage for KERA’s respected Newsroom brought essential information to light; Fritz family members; Ned's favorite eco-troubadour Bill Oliver; and filmmakers Rob Tranchin, Ginny Martin, Sylvia Komatsu, and much of the crew.
Come early for a networking social to brainstorm on the Trinity, its issues, and its potential for nature tourism.
Free, but seating limited and tickets MUST be reserved.