On July 23rd, The Trust for Public Land experienced the conservation world’s equivalent of a big win on Oscar night, accepting the 2012 Esri Making a Difference Award for our innovative use of GIS mapping technology.
How do you boost the health of an entire state? The Colorado Health Foundation recently granted The Trust for Public Land $2.84 million to promote exercise and fitness in Denver by building accessible neighborhood parks and trails.
Today, as we battle a new set of epidemics—obesity and associated illnesses, depression, attention disorders, and infectious diseases exacerbated by climate change—experts are looking to public infrastructure for solutions as they did in the past.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.