Voters came out in droves for Tuesday’s $3 million appropriation referendum to purchase 930 acres of the long-embattled 1,000 acre Preserve property. In all, 2244 votes were cast, including 98 absentee ballots. Town officials agreed that it was likely a record turnout for a single issue referendum in Old Saybrook.
On June 10, hundreds of people came out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a new "greened" schoolyard at William Dick Elementary School.
Today The Trust for Public Land unveiled the findings of a new report entitled New Hampshire’s Return on Investment in Land Conservation. The report quantitatively demonstrates that state investment in land conservation has measurable economic value. Conserved lands provide natural goods and services such as water quality protection, wildlife habitat and air pollution removal - all important to New Hampshire’s strong economy and jobs.
On a warm summer morning, I stood on the old runway and tried to decipher the number or letter denoted by broken paint chips under a jungle of weeds. It's the only tangible evidence of the Madison airport where hundreds of pilots learned to fly. The 42-acre site was saved from development four years ago by The Trust For Public Land and the Town of Madison.
The Trust for Public Land, the only national conservation organization dedicated to creating parks and protecting land for people, today announced the launch of #OurLand , an outreach campaign designed to spur a movement to inspire people to share why nature matters to them.
The overgrown Coogan Farm dates to the 17th century and is a keystone parcel between Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center property once eyed for development, but some locals had a different idea.
The Trust for Public Land has announced the final land acquisition for The 606 park and trail system on Chicago's northwest side, adding a new access park adjacent to the western trailhead. The non-profit, which serves as project manager on behalf of the Chicago Park District, coordinating fundraising, community engagement, land acquisition and park development, has entered into $2.975 million agreement to acquire the Magid Glove factory at 1800 N. Ridgeway Avenue.
A new green space slated to open at William Dick Elementary School this summer is the first of nearly a dozen parks and playgrounds that will encourage more active and passive recreation in under-served neighborhoods.
Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Superintendent Dr. William Hite and The Trust for Public Land made two announcements today regarding the City's efforts to green schoolyards and recreation centers. Construction is nearly complete on a new schoolyard at William Dick Elementary School which will officially open to students and the community later this summer. Across the street from the school, construction is beginning at Hank Gathers Recreation Center.
Starting tomorrow, children who attend or live near William Dick Elementary School, in North Philadelphia, will have a new playground, with more green space added to what used to be mostly asphalt.