Local Events Archive

September 10, 2021

On September 10, join us for a beautiful hike at High Point State Park, about 3 miles roundtrip. We will traverse a combination of the Cedar Swamp and Monument Trails, where we will circle the mountain ridges and climb uphill to take in breathtaking views of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and explore the Atlantic white cedar bog in the Kuser Natural Area. This is a moderate trail with a couple steep rocky sections. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to join.

August 6, 2021

On August 6, join us for a beautiful hike at Schiff Nature Preserve, about 3 miles roundtrip. This is an easy trail with a couple of rolling hills, a wildflower meadow, and a Wood Badge Lodge. 

July 9, 2021

On July 9, join us for a wonderful hike on the Doris Duke Trail at Sterling Forest State Park, about 4 miles roundtrip. This is a moderate trail with a steady incline to the top, where you will be rewarded with a view of Mombasha Lake and the hills of Sterling Forest and Harriman State Park.

May 11, 2021

A virtual presentation and conversation to learn about The Trust for Public Land's work in South Gate transforming thirty acres of industrial land into a vibrant community park. In Southern California's City of South Gate, the Urban Orchard project will bring essential green space to a park poor neighborhood. The project includes a community orchard, wetland, and learning garden, which will be created and maintained by the Conservation Corps of Long Beach.

January 28, 2021

Pour your favorite drink and join Caroline O’Boyle, Chicago Program Director of The Trust for Public Land, for a Virtual Tavern Talk with Dr. Frances Kuo, Pastor Reshorna Fitzpatrick, and Dr. Sadiya Muqueeth who will share their research and observations about the connection of health and parks.

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January 16, 2021

In our first Cool School park bench chat, we will explore how we can start off the year enjoying nature close to home. Join Susana Cruz from Chicana in Nature to learn about the benefits of spending time outdoors and how you can become a nature expert in your own backyard.  After this discussion, Veronica Torres-Hazley from Healthy Latina Lifestyle will be leading the community through a calming virtual yoga session in a Cool School Park.

January 12, 2021

The Trust for Public Land released a new report on Jan 12th, 2021 entitled “The economic benefits of conserved lands, trails, and parks on the North Olympic Peninsula.” The report highlights the important role these resources play in the regional economy and will be used to help make the case for funding for conservation in the region with legislators, but also support community conversations around how best to intentionally plan for growth and conservation in this region. The project was the result of an essential partnership between The Trust for Public Land, Jefferson Land Trust, and North Olympic Land Trust. The effort was supported by public and philanthropic funding, including grants from the WA State Department of Commerce and Land Trust Alliance.

November 18, 2020

What does a vacant city lot in the middle of Boston have in common with a private forest in rural Maine? They’re both being transformed into vibrant community spaces by The Trust for Public Land. Join the Trust for Public Land to learn from three community partners who have worked with us to create treasured public spaces in Maine, New Hampshire and Boston.

November 17, 2020

If you care about kids, education, health, equity, or the environment, Green Schoolyards are the solution hiding in plain sight. Transforming dated schoolyards into vibrant green spaces can create healthy communities. Join the Trust for Public Land for a virtual event to learn how you can help renovate five schoolyards in south and east Tacoma, some of the most park-poor areas in Washington State. Your support can put a great park within a 10-minute walk of 40,000 people!

September 23, 2020

Our Pennsylvania State Director, Owen Franklin, Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson, artist Eve Mosher, and Fairhill community member Charito Morales discuss how public art can elevate community voices to address the question “Why should we care about urban heat and what can we do about it?”

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