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Format: 2015-11-25
Format: 2015-11-25
Press release
Queens, New York |
November 23, 2015

Today the City of New York and The Trust for Public Land celebrated the completion of a new green infrastructure playground in Queens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at PS 161, The Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Elementary School. The new playground at PS 161 is the latest to emerge from a successful partnership between The Trust for Public Land, the NYC Department of Education and School Construction Authority, in which new playgrounds are designed to serve as part of the city's green infrastructure.

Press release
Atlanta |
November 17, 2015

Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust for Public Land named Tom Branch as Atlanta's 2015 Cox Conserves Hero. Branch's nonprofit of choice, Park Pride, 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 Atlanta's Cox Conserves Hero.

In the news
November 10, 2015

Slowly and carefully, the most expensive and cumbersome piece of the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway expansion was was delivered to Chattanooga Friday morning. The 190 foot long bridge was floated up the Tennessee River by barge from Fort Payne, Alabama where it was constructed.

In the news
November 6, 2015

A tugboat turned into the narrow South Chickamauga Creek from the Tennessee River on Friday morning pushing two parts of a barge, including one that held a crucial piece of the city's recreational future.

Press release
Morristown, New Jersey |
November 5, 2015

The Trust for Public Land and its partners, including the Township of Morris, the Morris County Preservation Trust, and the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority announced today the permanent protection of 21.5 acres of the scenic Vallevue Farm on Picatinny Road.

Press release
Washington, D.C. |
November 4, 2015

The Trust for Public Land today opposed a draft bill which would fundamentally change the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America's most successful conservation program.

In the news
November 4, 2015

If you build it, they will come. Only in the case of a beleaguered Richmond Park, they came and built it themselves — all in one day. In an impressive feat of old-time barn raising, hundreds of volunteers turned-out at Richmond’s Kennedy Park en masse on Saturday to whip its seven aging acres into a modern version of its old self.

In the news
November 1, 2015

Last May the Forest Service announced Milan would be receiving a $400,000 Community Forest Program grant as part of the town’s effort to create a municipally owned community forest. But recently the agency reported the grant has been redirected to pay for wildlife suppression efforts and firefighting costs out west. Both U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte have written letters to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, asking that the funds be reinstated.

In the news
October 27, 2015

Last week, the Buckeye, Larchmere and Woodland Hills neighborhoods each got a new public amenity courtesy of a host of community partners and a tenacious group of residents that make healthy living priority number one.

Press release
Newark, NJ |
October 26, 2015

The Trust for Public Land, Newark Public Schools, and the Lafayette Street School community announced their partnership and plans to transform the Lafayette Street School playground with the launch of an ambitious community campaign.