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In 2010, Mount Ascutney shout down its lifts. Now, thanks to a group of locals, it is on its way to becoming one of Vermont's hottest destinations for mountain biking and back country skiing.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded The Trust for Public Land, the City of Newark, and Essex County the agency's "Smart Growth Achievement" award for the development of Newark's Riverfront Park on a former industrial site on the city's Passaic River waterfront.
The Trust for Public Land and FOX25 and are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Rocky Morrison, Martha McDonough and Daniel Schenk have been selected as finalists for Boston's inaugural Cox Conserves Heroes program, and the public is being asked to vote now through September 24 at myfoxboston.com.
On a recent sunny August afternoon, more than 200 supporters of the effort to protect the 1,000 acre forest known as The Preserve gathered to mark the official opening of the property to the public.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Plum Creek today announced an agreement to work together to conserve 15,334 acres of Plum Creek's land in Western, Montana. The vast majority of these lands are surrounded by the Stillwater State Forest north of Whitefish, Montana.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal joined over 200 state and local officials, and local residents at a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony in Old Saybrook on Thursday to celebrate the permanent protection of “The Preserve,” the 1,000 acre coastal woodland recently acquired primarily by the state and the Town of Old Saybrook.
The Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization that creates parks and protects land for public use, says they are closing in on their goal to create a new state forest named in honor of former Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords
Retherford and Lipton, both Hawaii residents, are stumping on behalf of a community conservation movement called “Save Ka Iwi Coast Coalition,” which is working alongside the Trust for Public Land. The last privately-owned parcel of land along the popular coast is up for sale. Unless the group raises the necessary funds to buy it, it will most likely be developed, spoiling the uninterrupted swath of protected land.