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A new report, the Illinois Assessment of Parks and Land Conservation Funding Needs and Economic Benefits, estimates that forest preserve, conservation, and park districts will need more than $3 billion in funding over the next five years to meet land acquisition and capital needs.

The purpose of this report is to provide a roadmap for improved solutions to climate change through urban park creation.

The economic benefits of preserves, trails, and conserved open spaces in the 1000 Islands region.

Public park and trail systems are a valuable component of healthy cities. Cleveland Metroparks commissioned a study of the economic benefits of the Park District’s amenities in 2013, which showed that the district’s reservations and trails provided significant economic benefits to the local community—generating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefits each year.

The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) was founded in 1992 in order to protect the coastal prairie west of Houston known as the Katy Prairie. Over 20,000 acres of the historic Katy Prairie have been protected thanks to KPC’s efforts.

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