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Format: 2015-06-28
Format: 2015-06-28
Press release
San Diego |
May 17, 2015

Today The Trust for Public Land and Cox Communications announced the finalists for California's Cox Conserves Heroes 2015 awards. The public is invited to vote for the winner now through May 31 at CoxConservesHeroes.com. A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the three finalists, who were selected to represent Orange County, San Diego and Santa Barbara and compete for the overall recognition as California's Cox Conserves Hero.

In the news
May 17, 2015

A Queens deli is making a meal of the proposed QueensWay, which would transform 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad tracks into the borough's version of the High Line.

In the news
May 15, 2015

“Making Philadelphia the greenest city in America involves infrastructure changes and creating healthy, sustainable spaces, and it is also about creating opportunities to educate our children about the environment so that they are prepared to care for it in the future,” said Mayor Nutter.

Press release
Philadelphia |
May 11, 2015

Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Deputy Mayor/Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis and The Trust for Public Land hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of a new green playground at the Hank Gathers Recreation Center in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia.

In the news
May 6, 2015

Through the identification of schoolyards within the city’s green infrastructure priority areas, targeting specific stormwater management goals, playgrounds like P.S. 261 can have an immediate impact on water quality within their local watersheds

In the news
May 5, 2015

It’s not often that we get to participate in a project to restore a portion of our community to the way it was many years ago, but that is exactly what happened at the new Story Mill Community Park.

In the news
May 3, 2015

Like any new leader taking over a large, complex organization, the next mayor of Philadelphia will have a host of options when setting the administration's priorities, and these choices will greatly influence how the city changes in the future.

In the news
April 29, 2015

For decades, an odd-shaped lot on King Boulevard in South Los Angeles sat vacant. Though fenced off from trespassers, trash collected inside its borders and the weeds grew brown and brittle.

The property is one of thousands of parcels landowners have abandoned or left vacant, some in the wake of the Watt riots of summer 1965, which community organizers now want to turn into play spaces for young children and their families.

Press release
April 29, 2015

The Trust for Public Land today announced that the last large unprotected coastal forest between New York and Boston, a 1,000 acre parcel known as The Preserve, will be permanently protected, instead of being developed with houses and a golf course. The land is now owned by Connecticut, the town of Old Saybrook and Essex Land Trust.

In the news
April 29, 2015

In a watershed victory for conservation advocates and city officials who saw the need to permanently protect Whitefish’s municipal water supply while preserving recreational access to a 3,000-acre tract of land, voters overwhelmingly approved a 1 percentage point resort tax increase that will help finance the purchase of a conservation easement in Haskill Basin.

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