Foundation Funds KERA's Trinity River Story

The Meadows Foundation awarded $234,200 to KERA in support of the multimedia initiative, Living on the Trinity: A River's Story. KERA, a Dallas/Fort Worth-based public broadcasting system, will use the grant to produce content for its Web site, a series of radio reports on local and regional water management issues, and a one-hour television documentary for statewide distribution and broadcast.

Living on the Trinity: A River's Story explores the geographic, environmental, and social history of the Trinity River. The initiative is part of KERA's ongoing commitment to provide the public with content that helps foster a better understanding of the North Texas community and its environment.

Rob Tranchin, executive producer at KERA, will serve as project director for Living on the Trinity. Advisers to the project include Andy Sansom, executive director of the Rivers System Institute, Texas State University, San Marcos, and John Graves, author of the literary classic Goodbye to a River and many other books, articles and essays related to the Texas environment.

"The Meadows Foundation is pleased to assist KERA with the environmental education initiative, Living on the Trinity," said Linda P. Evans, The Meadows Foundation president and chief executive officer. "The Foundation supports KERA's vision of a sustained focus on the entire Trinity River system that will bring essential information to the public."

"Thanks to The Meadows Foundation, KERA will undertake an important 18-month multimedia initiative that we believe will serve our local communities and the millions of other Texans who depend upon the health of this river system," said Mary Anne Alhadeff, president and chief executive officer at KERA.

The Meadows Foundation is a private philanthropic institution established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of Texas.

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