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Donna Kirkland has spent the last ten years working on the greening of Newark. She is forging a new kind of urban environmentalism by strengthening and empowering communities through park revival.
The Trust for Public Land and New York City today unveiled a state-of-the art-playground on a formerly cracked asphalt lot at The School of Science and Applied Learning, CS 300 in the Bronx's Tremont neighborhood.
Efforts to save land on Arroyo Burro Creek from development have been boosted by a $500,000 grant from The California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), The Trust for Public Land announced today.
A Bronx playground is back in business after a million dollar makeover that gives new meaning to the term "green space." NY1's Roger Clark filed this report.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC), and Colorado Open Lands (COL) will complete the permanent acquisition and protection of the 38-acre Polston School property in Alamosa, Colorado as the site of the Rio Grande Healthy Living Park, thanks to two significant grants announced today. Specifically, the Trust for Public Land has secured $700,000 from the LOR Foundation and $254,000 from the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO).
The Trust for Public Land and FOX25 today launched Boston's inaugural Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being accepted now through July 22 at myfoxboston.com for volunteers in FOX25's viewership area who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. Nominee activities must be performed on a volunteer basis and may not be part of an individual's paid job.
After months of planning, design and construction, the new playground was almost ready. Arianna Cruz, 11, planted phlox, lavender and salvia in the garden. Lance Barbosa, 10, spritzed the plants — and an occasional classmate — with a garden hose.
While The 606 has only been open a few weeks, Chicagoans and visitors are enjoying this 2.7-mile ribbon of recreational space that includes areas for cyclists, runners, walkers and others who wish to enjoy the community interaction and commune with nature and neighbors. This unique place was created by the Trust for Public Land and other partners, including the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District. Recently Choose Chicago had the opportunity to ask Beth White, Chicago area office director of the Trust a few questions about The 606.
The Trust for Public Land today commends U.S Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Tom Udall (D-NM) for offering amendments to restore conservation funding to the federal budget.