While declining tax revenues and increasing costs mean that many municipalities have slashed spending on quality-of-life programs for people, domesticated canines fared quite well: The number of dog parks in the country’s 100 most populous cities surged from 353 in 2008 to 617 in 2013, according to new data provided to Newsweek.
Virgin Islands National Park – which already encompasses 60 percent of the tiny Caribbean island of St. John — just got a little bigger. The beach at Maho Bay and its surrounding hillside recently was sold to the National Park Service in a $2.5 million deal, The Trust for Public Land announced.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service exchanged a 233-acre parcel of land in the Town of Errol for a conservation easement on New Hampshire's Big Island State Forest in Wentworth's Location. The Big Island State Forest conservation easement area will become part of Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and a new state forest will be created in Errol.
Nearly 700 acres of new public land south of the Twin Cities will be available for hunting, bird watching and other recreation as a new wildlife management area emerges and another grows, according to The Trust for Public Land and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
In 1940, Walter and Florence Koester bought a chunk of land outside of Northfield. Their grandson, Craig Koester, grew up on the land and remembers it as a haven for wildlife...And now everyone can enjoy it as the Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area.
After a year of planning and community outreach efforts, plans to turn part of the old Story Mill property into a public park are moving forward.
The Trust for Public Land has added a 20-acre Soque River property in Habersham County, Georgia, to the Chattahoochee National Forest. The property fronts the Soque River, a popular cold water stream destination for fly fishers, and is bounded on two sides by the Chattahoochee National Forest adjacent to the Tray Mountain Wilderness Area.
The Bloomingdale Trail, AKA The 606, is not just going to be a great transportation and recreation facility. It’s also going to be an important educational resource for students at the 25 schools located within a ten-minute walk of the 2.7-mile elevated greenway and linear park.
New Freedom Park located in Denver, CO, has been named a “Frontline Park” by the national urban park advocacy organization City Parks Alliance.
As the Caribbean tourist season hits its peak, one of its best beaches has been protected from development, The Trust for Public Land announced today.