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Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Deputy Mayor/Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Philadelphia Water Department Deputy Commissioner Christopher Crockett, and The Trust for Public Land's Jeff Danter, Senior Vice President and Atlantic Seaboard Division Director, announced the expansion of the City's innovative Green2015 partnership and celebrated the latest accomplishment in the initiative, the pending completion of a new green schoolyard at the William Cramp Elementary School.
Saint Paul's newest park, Frogtown Park and Farm, opened to the public today with a day-long celebration, giving the city a new park destination, which includes one of the largest urban farms in the country.
WFTV Channel 9 Family Connection and The Trust for Public Land today named Chuck O'Neal as Central Florida's 2015 Cox Conserves Hero. O'Neal's nonprofit of choice, League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund, will receive $10,000 on his behalf. The three finalists were chosen by a judging panel and then competed in an online public vote to be named Central Florida's Cox Conserves Hero.
Long-sought public access to Victoria Lake and the Ontonagon River has been secured in a 245-acre addition to the Ottawa National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Forest Service announced today. The three-mile long lake protects water quality in the West Branch of the Ontonagon River.
The Trust for Public Land today issued the following statement on the expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund: "Today, Congress allowed the 50-year old Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to lapse for the first time ever. This failure to act is beyond comprehension given how this program benefits all Americans," said Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded The Trust for Public Land, the City of Newark, and Essex County the agency's "Smart Growth Achievement" award for the development of Newark's Riverfront Park on a former industrial site on the city's Passaic River waterfront.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Plum Creek today announced an agreement to work together to conserve 15,334 acres of Plum Creek's land in Western, Montana. The vast majority of these lands are surrounded by the Stillwater State Forest north of Whitefish, Montana.