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Format: 2020-01-20
Format: 2020-01-20
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Today, Astoria Park Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land announced the donation of park land from The Trust for Public Land to Astoria Park Conservancy, the local non-profit whose mission is to steward Astoria in a manner that promotes broad public access, personal health, and deeper connections between people and nature. This exciting milestone brings the park closer to opening, which is planned for mid-2020. 

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The Trust for Public Land today announced the permanent protection of the newly created Tiger Hill Community Forest. Along with Loon Echo Land Trust and local residents, The Trust for Public Land helped to permanently protect 1,400 acres, which will allow for outdoor recreation and sustainable forest management, while also protecting Sebago Lake—the water supply for over one-sixth of Maine residents.

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As the climate crisis looms, cities like Camden are on the frontlines of warming temperatures and rising sea levels. That’s why The Trust for Public Lands (TPL) is taking steps to prepare.

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Free-to-use fitness equipment has been installed on the lawn of an East Harlem public housing development as part of a first-of-its-kind program run by the New York City Housing Authority, city officials announced Thursday.

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A statement from Carter Strickland, New York State Director for The Trust for Public Land:

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Shanelle Smith Whigham grew up in Lima near a petrochemical plant that made the air smell like rotten eggs...

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The Trust for Public Land today released the following statement in response to the approved 2020 spending bill.
 
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The Trust for Public Land today announced the entirety of the iconic Zion Narrows Trail, which runs in and along Zion National Park, has now been permanently protected thanks to its partnership with the State of Utah, Washington County, U.S. Forest Service, private landowners and other partners including the National Park Foundation and a generous gift from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

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Dutch Jake’s Park in the West Central neighborhood officially reopened today with new playground equipment, a new walking track, an amphitheater, a sports court, and more.  The design reflects feedback from park neighbors about enhancements to the park that were the most desired for the neighborhood. 

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In the heart of Queens there is a 3.5-mile strip of abandoned railroad track that represents the promise of transformation. No train has traversed its overgrown rails since 1962. A mature forest of trees towers above the derelict tracks. Weeds and wildflowers poke up amid the trash that has been dumped there.

It is a space that could better serve some of New York City’s most diverse communities and show that every neighborhood deserves a great park and a safe place away from cars to walk, run, and cycle...

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