Our client, the nonprofit group ‘Save the Cutoff‘, has been gaining traction both near and far. The group is based in Henderson and Navarro Counties, fighting to regain access to a cut-off section of the original Trinity River bed known as the Cutoff.
Members of Save the Cutoff were featured in the Texas Standard in a piece written by Michael Marks and photography by Michael Minasi. The article can be found at the following link: https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/east-texas-cutoff-trinity-river-land-dispute/.
For several years, a landowner has restricted access to the lak,e which is about five miles south of Trinidad, erecting a fence with a “No Trespassing” sign. Locals have been using the Cutoff for decades to fish, swim, and hunt, among other activities, and have pleaded for help from a variety of state agencies.
But Baker and his neighbors aren’t waiting. They’ve formed a nonprofit organization called Save the Cutoff, and hired an environmental lawyer out of Austin – Eric Allmon of Perales, Allmon and Ice – and they’re trying to get access restored to the Cutoff as soon as possible.Marks, Michael. Texas Standard. Cut off: East Texans fished and hunted here for generations – until a new owner built a fence. September 21, 2022. https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/east-texas-cutoff-trinity-river-land-dispute/.