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The Texas Trees Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to create an urban forest by planting trees on public streets, boulevards, and rights-of-way and to improve parks and public natural green spaces.
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The Green Infrastructure Funding Opportunities page provide information on federal funding opportunities and funding tools for green infrastructure projects.
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The Green Tracks pilot project was commissioned by the transit authority in Maryland and developed by a multi-disciplinary project team to investigate and determine the feasibility of installing and maintaining a vegetated track system on a commuter light rail in Maryland. 

The Fort Worth Nature Center parking lot design provides storage areas for storm water runoff and diverting storm water runoff away from the edges of the paved areas while achieving the iSWM goals and providing the Nature Center the many benefits of bioswales.

Informed by a stakeholder-led design process, the Blue Hole Regional Park aims to protect and enhance the site's ecologically sensitive areas. the park offers an enhanced swimming hole, an extensive interpretive education program, sustainable features, and active recreation amenities for thousands of annual visitors.

Buffalo Bayou Promenade is a 23-acre urban park and recreation area that transformed an overgrown, trash-soaked urban greyfield into a thriving waterfront. The $15 million landmark project both improved flood control capacity and transformed a marginalized space beneath the freeway into a safe, welcoming place for pedestrians.

Klyde Warren Park is a landmark central open space, which spans the 8-lane, sunken Woodall Rogers Freeway, bridging Dallas' Uptown and Arts District neighborhoods. It is the world's largest suspended infrastructure to contain a park and provides a new programmed public space that physically, socially, and culturally connects two bustling districts.