Autumn at the Trinity River Audubon Center

The Trinity River Audubon Center sits just southeast of downtown, a natural retreat in an urban area. A modern, asymmetrical building designed by architect Antoine Predock, opens up into 120 acres of The Great Trinity Forest. Once an illegal dumping site known as the Deepwood dump, this Audubon Center was reclaimed in 2008 as part of the City of Dallas Trinity River Corridor Project. Today visitors can wander five miles of trails through prairie and wetland ecosystems, around ponds and through hardwood forests. Earlier this year, the team at Trinity River Audubon Center was forced to pause its programs, but now the outdoor area is available with timed tickets to ensure social distancing.

The Show Must Go On: Coppell Arts Center’s “Hopening” and Plans for the Future

At a time when COVID-19 has kept us apart, Managing Director, Alex Hargis and his team at Coppell Arts Center are finding ways to bring people back together. After its long-anticipated October 13th grand “Hopening,” Coppell Arts Center is providing much-anticipated programming to the community in a safe and sanitized environment.

Liz Harling: Walking Alongside Those Facing Grief and Loss

As the new Executive Director of Faith and Grief Ministries, Liz Harling is bringing her passion for deep connection, education, and advocacy to a role that has taken on even more in a year full of loss. By bringing their support groups into the digital space, Faith and Grief has created a path for those who have lost a loved one to find community, even in the midst of a pandemic. We asked Liz about her experience in the nonprofit community and where she is finding moments of inspiration as we head into the holiday season.