Hanging out on abandoned railroad tracks, usually an un-civic and unhelpful activity, can be transformed into a good thing with just two words: “linear park.”
The residents of South Los Angeles were initially a bit skeptical about the idea of green alleys. “When we first started talking to community members, they were like, ‘No way,’” says Tori Kjer, a program director of the Trust for Public Land...But that’s what makes the idea so appealing, too — the prospect that a liability could be turned into an asset. The vision is to convert them into vibrant corridors crawling with greenery, and covered with environmentally friendly surfaces.
Heritage Park was open to the public in May after years of remediation and on Monday it was officially unveiled as a new recreation area.
A ribbon-cutting celebration was held today for a new passive recreational park located along the waterfront of Staten Island's north shore on the Kill Van Kull Watershed—created through a partnership of The Trust for Public Land, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and NYC Parks.
It was all smiles, thanks and applause at Monday afternoon's ribbon-cutting ceremony for long-awaited, 3-acre Heritage Park, the new passive recreation area hugging the Kill van Kull waterfront in West Brighton, offering dead-on views of the Bayonne Bridge and water traffic, from powerful tugboats to multi-colored container ships from around the world.
Stakeholders from New Hampshire’s outdoor, forestry and conservation community met with U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for a roundtable discussion last week.
Reynolds’ Subaru owners Hayden Reynolds and Kathryn Reynolds Wayland recently presented $5,000 to The Trust for Public Land in support of the Campaign to Preserve the 1,000 Acre Forest.
A public park in Wayzata is the Twin Cities’ last piece of a sprawling dense forest that once blanketed much of central Minnesota. Last week, the community celebrated the Wayzata Big Woods’ 10th year as a preserved 14-acre park — the only urban remnant of the once 3,000-square-mile Big Woods.
The Trust for Public Land-the nation's leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people—will host its second annual Gala on the evening of Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Espace NY, located at 635 West 42nd Street.
With no debate for or against, and just a few questions, voters who packed Story Memorial Hall Tuesday night easily approved the five articles on the Special Town Meeting warning, including the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Ski Resort.