Local, state and national agencies are teaming up to protect 1,600 acres of local forestland. This spring, the nationwide nonprofit Trust for Public Land inked a purchase agreement with the Northfield Mount Hermon School, which owns the large, hilly forest in the northeast corner of the town. While the trust was interested in making the initial move, it wanted to find partners who would take over ownership.
The city is surveying its parks and open spaces to determine the best way to use them. Portland is partnering with The Trust for Public Land and Portland trails to assess the current land use and draft a plan to maximize land use within the city.
The city of Portland announced on Wednesday it has partnered with The Trust for Public Land and nonprofit Portland Trails for a study that will show, in part, which city-owned properties should be maintained as public spaces and which should be considered for development.
Portland officials said Wednesday that they hope to build upon the recent debate over the fate of Congress Square Plaza as they study how to improve the city’s use of open space, whether for additional parks or affordable housing. City officials Wednesday officially announced an initiative to take stock of Portland’s public lands in order to develop a long-term vision – or comprehensive plan – for those areas.
The Trust for Public Land and Channel 2 WSB-TV today launched Atlanta's 2014 Cox Conserves Heroes program. Nominations are being accepted for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces through August 19 at http://www.wsbtv.com/coxconservesheroes.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (SLVLFC) are pleased to announce the acquisition of the 38-acre Polston School property in Alamosa, Colorado as the site of the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park. "This acquisition restores the community process for the creation of an agricultural-themed Healthy Living Park on the Polston land, which we have been working on since 2010," said Liza Marron, Executive Director of SLVLFC.
There is an amazingly wondrous stone wall being erected along Route 106 on the Halifax/Plympton line, a wall that defines one of the best places to find local and organic produce on the South Shore: Billingsgate Farm...It’s hard to believe, but until recently these hardworking locals never owned their own farmland. That changed in February, however, when the Readings purchased their own plot: the 74-acre C&C Reading Farm, LLC, formerly known as the Hayward Dairy Farm, located in West Bridgewater on East Center Street.
It is the height of summer in New Hampshire, and many families and visitors are planning to get outdoors and enjoy the many vacation and recreation opportunities the state offers. While the Granite State’s woods and rivers help create memories for families, they also create jobs and economic value for our communities.
City and state officials broke ground on a new urban farm in Roxbury Friday afternoon, at 227 Harold Street. Universal Hub reports neighborhood residents joined in the celebration, as work commenced on the Garrison-Trotter Farm, which will allow trained local residents cultivate and dish out fresh produce to Roxbury dwellers and local restaurants.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that The Trust for Public Land,a leading national nonprofit land conservation organization, has acquired and received permit approval from the City of Boston to create the first urban farm in Boston allowed under the City's new "Article 89" farming rules.