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The Trust for Public Land and Cox Communications today announced the finalists for Virginia's 5th annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. The public is asked to vote now through June 19 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 the Fairfax County/Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads and Roanoke areas and compete for the overall recognition of Virginia's Cox Conserves Hero.
The Trust for Public Land and Cox Communications today launched Louisiana's 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com for volunteers in Cox's service areas in Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces
The 606, which takes its name from Chicago's ZIP code prefix and whose centerpiece is a 2.7-mile recreational and cultural trail, is a bold and potentially brilliant reinvention of a dormant and derelict elevated freight line that blighted Northwest Side neighborhoods such as Bucktown and Logan Square.
One of the most visited national forests in the country has just gotten a little bigger.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Pisgah National Forest, which covers more than a half-million acres along the eastern edge of the mountains of Western North Carolina, has added 517 acres of conservation land.
The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday more than $1.9 million in Community Forest Program grants to support local communities and preserve community forests across the United States.
For community stakeholders interested in transforming vacant lots, it may seem easier to clean up blighted areas than to change public opinion about the area of South Los Angeles widely known for its infamous riots. Yet, several community-based organizations are determined to do both.
Queens residents won’t just be able to walk the QueensWay if and when the proposed 3.5-mile elevated park is constructed. They’ll be able to eat it too.
In a historic finish, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul tied for first place on The Trust for Public Land's 4th annual ParkScore® index, with each city earning a perfect 5 "park bench" rating from the nonprofit organization.
Ninety-six percent of people in St. Paul, Minn., live within a 10-minute walk of a park. This ease of access is one reason why St. Paul -- along with sister city Minneapolis -- took the top spot in the Trust for Public Land's most recent ranking of urban park systems.
Ninety-seven percent of D.C. residents live within a half-mile of a park. That ease of accessibility and the quality of the city’s parks earned the District the third spot on a list of the best cities for parks in the country, according to an annual ranking released Wednesday by the Trust for Public Land.