Climate change

When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's Central Park—underwater.

The Eastside Rail Corridor is a former rail line that could be the spine of a broad network of trails, parks, natural areas, and community destinations.

The Trust for Public Land today said it supports the call by California Governor Jerry Brown for the state to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, and said natural infrastructure can play a major role in achieving those goals.

The Trust for Public Land announced today that it will provide $300,000 to help states create new tools to help communities aid the fight against climate change by trapping more carbon in forests.

When Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, the Rosemma Wetlands in New Jersey's Long Beach Township helped buffer nearby homes from flooding. The tidal marshes and coastal grasslands deflected powerful storm-surges and absorbed the relentless high tides.

To help cities better manage stormwater, The Trust for Public Land incorporates green infrastructure solutions into many of our parks and playgrounds.

Staten Island's former Blissenbach Marina, a contaminated boat yard, sat vacant along Staten Island's north shore waterfront for years, covered in gravel and weeds. The Trust for Public Land, working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,... Read more

A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help protect their local streams and rivers from the type of dirty water and even raw sewage overflow caused by... Read more

Recently, the children at P.S. 261 in Brooklyn were turned loose on the new playground at their school in the Boerum Hill neighborhood. And it was an instant hit, with swarms of kids running and playing.

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement about President Obama's climate program announcement: