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The Trust for Public Land today strongly supported President Obama's proposed budget for the next fiscal year, which includes continued investments in our nation's parks and public lands, water, recreation and working landscapes that support local economies. The budget proposes the maximum $900 million for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
In recent months, Sister Veronica and the Sisters of Our Lady have been in talks to sell the lion’s share of their 38-acres of Upper Nyack property. And this month, it finally happened: they agreed to a $3.1 million deal with the State of New York, in which the Trust for Public Land will acquire 30 of the Sisters’ 38-acres.
Within a year, Chattanooga will have completed almost all of a horseshoe-shaped loop of interconnected urban trails stretching some 25 miles — what urban development experts say is one of the most impressive such greenways of any city its size.
The push to preserve one of Rockland's most treasured properties cleared perhaps its toughest obstacle this week after Clarkstown and Upper Nyack committed to chipping in a combined $400,000 to help reach the purchase price.
Sister Veronica Mendez adjusted her glasses and tried to remember the last time someone joined the religious order here. “Joined and stayed?” she pondered. “It would have been the 1970s.” That stark fact, and the concomitant drop in the number of nuns to 17 from 72, explains why the Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine decided to do some estate planning. “It’s looking at the fact that we’re not going to live forever,” Sister Veronica, the order’s president, said. The order’s biggest asset: 40 acres of prime real estate overlooking the Hudson River in this sought-after Rockland County suburb, about 30 miles north of New York City.
A plan to bring a long-loved amenity back to Teton County is making headway through the county’s planning process. For 40 years Astoria Hot Springs offered spring-fed soaking, open space and concessions. In May 2014, the nonprofit Trust for Public Land announced a proposal to reopen Astoria as part of a 100-acre park that would remain available to the public in perpetuity.
The proposal to rebuild Astoria Hot Springs has been widely supported in the community. A rezoning application recently approved by the Teton County commissioners paves the way for the historic springs to return, albeit in a different form.
The town of West Windsor, Vermont, will open a rope tow on February 6 that leads skiers up land once occupied by Ascutney Mountain Resort. The town, population 1,099, announced on December 15, 2015 the acquisition of 468 acres of the defunct resort, which opened in 1946 and closed in 2010.
The Trust for Public Land today strongly supported a proposal by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to increase the state's Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) to $300 million for the 2016-17 state budget, from $177 million in 2015-16.
The nonprofit Trust for Public Land will within days begin the process of reopening Astoria Hot Springs to the public as part of a 100-acre park.The natural hot springs are located 16 miles south of Jackson on the bank of the Snake River within property owned by New York-based real estate concern Northlight Trust.