The protection of 40 acres that will preserve the natural beauty of the main entrance of Chiricahua National Monument has been successfully completed, The Trust for Public Land announced today.
The Trust for Public Land is purchasing a 2,085-acre parcel of land in Duxbury which will be given to the state to be added to the Camel's Hump State Forest.
The Trust for Public Land, the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands, and the Stimson Lumber Company today announced they have permanently protected 6,847 acres of forestland in northern Idaho. The land will remain in active timber production; protect wildlife habitat; and be forever available for public hunting, fishing, hiking and outdoor recreation.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Friends of the QueensWay recently joined local elected officials and economic development leaders in touting the $443,750 award the QueensWay project received through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York City Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). The project planners thanked Governor Cuomo and the state for their commitment to the QueensWay as a transformative park and local economic development project.
The proposal to build a public park similar to Manhattan's High Line in Queens got a boost from the state. The New York City Regional Economic Development Council has given nearly $450,000 to the QueensWay project.
A small piece of property in El Cerrito which was donated to The Trust for Public Land will be offered for sale on the open market and the proceeds will be used to support creating more parks for people, the organization announced today.
With the coming of spring, the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has started the groundwork for improvements to its latest acquisition, Coogan Farm. The center is currently clearing two acres of thick brush overgrowth to be used as a giving garden, where volunteers will raise vegetables for a food pantry. The work is so specialized that a team of experts has been called in to complete the task: pigs.
Massive steel arches were installed late Sunday over the Bloomingdale Trail bridge, where the 2.7-mile elevated path crosses Milwaukee Avenue on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown. Scheduled to open next summer, the Bloomingdale Trail will serve as the centerpiece of a larger system with six ground-level parks known as The 606.
Last week there was a ribbon cutting for a redeveloped schoolyard at Sussex Avenue Renew School—previously an unimproved asphalt area. The space now features an outdoor classroom, two playgrounds (one for early childhood classes and another for ages 5 to 12), a water play spray feature for the summer months, and numerous green features that help make the neighborhood more sustainable.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers said yesterday they are dedicated to ensuring the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program is fully funded in the state’s next budget