The Trust For Public Land Supports Obama Call for Climate Help to Cities

The Trust for Public Land on Wednesday supported President Obama’s plan to help America communities cope with climate change. Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, said, “In his State of the Union address, President Obama said we need to help our cities and our nation cope with the problems we’re seeing due to climate change. We strongly agree.”

“Climate change will create challenges and cities will need a variety of innovative responses to meet them,” Rogers said. “As communities strengthen their resiliency, nature in the city can play an important role. For example, city parks, playgrounds and open space can be designed to capture storm water runoff and help reduce flooding, and restored urban wetlands can help reduce damaging storm surge. We look forward to working with the President, his administration and Congress to develop and implement these and other innovative green solutions.”

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.