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Format: 2019-12-16
Format: 2019-12-16
Press release

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. 

In the news

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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On a recent sunny afternoon, a group of people with disabilities riding in motorized wheelchairs joined over a dozen members of the visually impaired community and their families to enjoy a nature walk and birding experience along the Chattahoochee River. Walk participants learned to identify birds by ear and stopped at sensory stations with scented leaves and textured bark as families chatted and children played against a backdrop of fall leaves framing the sights and sounds of the river...

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“The effects of the climate crisis are getting worse, and our federal government needs to act now to protect people—particularly those who are most vulnerable,” said Brendan Shane, director of climate for The Trust for Public Land. “Moving to a 100% Clean Economy will create healthier, more prosperous communities and help protect us from extreme heat, floods and wildfire. To achieve a National, Net-Zero Emissions Goal, we have to reduce emissions and pull carbon out of the atmosphere. Restoring natural systems and building greener communities captures carbon and better connects us to nature—and to each other.”

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Friends of the Mad River and the Trust for Public Land have undertaken separate but complementary projects to benefit human and wildlife inhabitants in the Mad River Valley. The Friends of the Mad River project restores habitat and improves flood resilience by reducing the impact of the road network on streams. The Trust for Public Land project also helps protect wildlife habitat while supporting recreational opportunities through the preservation of headwater forestland.

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – As a kick-off to NYC Marathon week, New York Road Runner members joined PS 32 students for a “mini-marathon" at a new Great Kills playground.

Built by The Trust for Public Land in partnership with the New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the city, the new playground officially opened Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Press release

The Trust for Public Land today released the following statement on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act.

 
Press release

The Trust for Public Land today releases this statement in response to the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act and the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act

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The USDA Forest Service, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, The Trust for Public Land, and Stimson Lumber Company recently completed two projects that permanently protect the resources on more than 27,000 acres of land in Western Montana.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that another 1,272 acres of forestland within the Florida Forever Project Wolfe Creek Forest has been acquired and added to the Blackwater River State Forest. The acquired property includes frontage on Wolfe Creek and protects hardwood forests on Big Coldwater Creek – a state-designated paddling trail and widely used creek that supports kayaking, tubing, and canoeing by community members.

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