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The Queens version of the High Line is one small step closer to becoming a reality. The Trust for Public Land, which works on the proposed QueensWay, just got a $100,000 grant from The New York Community Trust “to support converting an abandoned rail line in Queens into a 3.5-mile linear park.”
As I have previously written about, several recently unveiled projects in Chicago have been justifiably attracting a lot of attention. Most of these, including the impressive expansion of the Riverwalk, are, as one might expect, located in the central, tourist-filled Loop neighborhood. But it is the one farthest afield—the 606, which opened over the summer—that I believe will ultimately prove to be the most significant when it comes to having a positive impact on its community.
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.
A new place to relax and grow healthy food has sprouted in the Twin Cities.
What can happen when neighbors get together for dinner? Frogtown Park and Farm, actually. Soyini Guyton—one of those neighbors, who now heads the Frogtown Farm board—told the story of how this seed got planted Saturday at a grand opening for St. Paul's newest green space.
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 is a national nonprofit that, along with other conservation-related activities, purchases land to turn it into parks and similar public spaces. In the Twin Cities, the organization is leading the Green Line Parks and Commons project, an effort to develop public green space along the Green Line, the east-west light rail line that links downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul.
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.
Mattapan’s oldest building, a 200-year-old farmhouse, might soon see another harvest. Its barren grounds will transform into planting beds. The 2½-story wooden house will be restored to its 18th-century appearance. It will become a gathering place for residents and a training hub for farming entrepreneurs.