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Format: 2017-07-25
Format: 2017-07-25
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The Trust for Public Land today announced that Newark has received $750,000 from the National Park Service to build the final phase of Jesse Allen Park in Newark.

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with The Montana Land Reliance, today announced that it has purchased a conservation easement on the 2,370- acre Mountain Hi Ranch, 20 miles north of Bozeman in Gallatin County.  The land will continue to be owned and operated by the family-run Mountain Hi Ranch Corporation and will be used for ranching and farming, consistent with the agriculture heritage of the region. 

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Adams County Parks & Open Space and the Trust for Public Land announced today that they have acquired the 174-acre Willow Bay Property located along the South Platte River. The property includes a 110-acre lake located at the northern terminus of the South Platte River Trail, and its protection culminates more than 30 years of open space preservation along the South Platte River in Adams County.

In the news

If you live within a ten-minute walk of a public park, count yourself lucky. For millions of Americans, urban outdoor recreation spaces are few and far between and usually require a drive. As a result, it’s often hardest for those living in low-income neighborhoods to access parks. But cities are increasingly making an effort to distribute resources more fairly. “The whole issue of equity has become very important within just the last two to three years,” says Adrian Benepe, director of city parks development for the Trust for Public Land (TPL), which has scored cities annually on their parks since 2012.

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The Trust for Public Land announced today that 6,043 acres of Cienega Ranch has been protected through the purchase of a conservation easement. The land will conserve high-quality native grasslands and critical wildlife habitat, while keeping the land as a working cattle ranch. The protected land is immediately adjacent to important federal lands, the Fort Bowie National Historic Site owned by the National Park Service and the Bowie Mountain Scenic Area of Critical Environmental Concern owned by The Bureau of Land Management.

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The City of Bozeman and The Trust for Public Land invite all Bozeman residents to a free celebration marking the historic ground-breaking of Story Mill Community Park on Saturday, June 24.

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To the joy of local outdoor enthusiasts, The Trust for Public Land today announced that it had been awarded a grant of $300,000 from the U.S. Forest Service to go towards acquiring 199 acres to be added to the existing 562-acre Page Pond Community Forest. The project has now received 90% of its projects costs, and the final funds will be sought through a private fundraising campaign by The Trust for Public Land.

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The Trust for Public Land announced today that Shanelle L. Smith has joined the national parks and conservation nonprofit as Ohio State Director. As director, Shanelle will be oversee the organization’s work with donors, local advisors, cities and towns, public funders, local nonprofits, and community stakeholders to create and enhance parks, conserve open space, and benefit the environment through green-infrastructure projects.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that Owen Franklin has joined the organization as Pennsylvania State Director. As head of the state office Owen will oversee a successful and growing program to create green parks, playgrounds, and schoolyards in underserved neighborhoods in Philadelphia. He will also guide work with donors, funders, public agencies, and community stakeholders to create parks and conserve land for public benefit and enjoyment across the Keystone State.

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The Trust for Public Land and City Parks Alliance announce that they have received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Knowledge Building program to facilitate workshops with cities to explore partnerships around parks and creative placemaking.

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