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Trinity River, photo by TRPA member Richard Grayson

Mission & Purpose

Texas Rivers Need Your Help

Texas rivers have always flowed through the land and lives of the people who depended on them for food, agriculture, recreation and transportation. But now, most of our rivers have been dammed, diverted, polluted, channelized or fenced in.

Texas Rivers Protection Association will:

  • Protect the flow, water quality and natural beauty of the rivers of Texas.
  • Promote the safe and wise use of Texas rivers.
  • Promote an awareness of the rights of the public to use navigable rivers and an awareness of the rights of riparian landowners to be protected from trespass and other intrusions.
  • Promote mutual respect between river users and landowners for each other’s legal rights.
  • Foster an awareness and respect for diverse natural waterway environments.
  • Educate its members and the public concerning conservation and preservation of Texas rivers and streams, and to perform such related educational services within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3).
  • Acquire property and/or easements that provide its members, and the public, access to Texas rivers and streams.

“A whole river is mountain country and hill country and flat country and swamp and delta country, is rock bottom and sand bottom and weed bottom and mud bottom, is blue, green, red, clear, brown, wide, narrow, fast, slow, clean, and filthy water, is all the kinds of trees and grasses and all the breeds of animals and birds and man that pertain and have ever pertained to its changing shores…”

John Graves, Goodbye to a River

John Graves, photo by Michael Berryhill

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