The Trust for Public Land Praises Climate Change Plan

 After President Obama’s Inaugural Address, The Trust for Public Land today issued the following statement:

Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, said, “We appreciate President Obama’s strong statement in his Inaugural Address that his administration intends to tackle climate change.  As he noted, our nation is already seeing the impact of climate change, in events such as Superstorm Sandy, which devastated the east coast last fall, as well as wildfire and drought.  We are well aware that more damaging storms and extreme weather events will create major problems for communities across the country in the future.  We are looking forward to working with the President and his administration toward finding how urban parks and open space can help communities meet the climate challenges we all face.”

Founded in 1972, The Trust for Public Land is the leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people. Operating from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than three million acres from the inner city to the wilderness and helped generate more than $34 billion in public funds for conservation. Nearly ten million people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year.