The City of West Point’s Chattahoochee River greenway plan got a 124-acre boost today. Ten years after donating land for West Point River Park, The Trust for Public Land announced two new donations: 101 acres of land immediately north of the park; and a conservation easement over another adjacent 23 acres for the protection of its natural resources.
The Saybrook Point Inn & Spa, through the Louis F. and Mary A. Tagliatela Family Foundation, donated $25,000 to “The Preserve,” a swath of 1,000 acres of coastal forest along the towns of Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook.
The town has been at work constructing Salt Meadow Park since 2011 and after a brutal winter and cold spring, officials announced this week that it’s expected to open in September.
Laura Richards of Carrollton, Ga., has joined the National Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land, the organization announced today. Ms. Richards is currently the manager of Lakeview Farms in Carrollton and is also a member of the boards of the Tanner Medical Foundation in Carrollton and the PATH Foundation in Atlanta.
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey on Wednesday announced it had awarded more than $1 million in grants to 20 nonprofit organizations around the state.
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.