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Format: 2018-10-15
Format: 2018-10-15
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Property Will Expand Recreational Opportunities, Prevent Land Use Conflicts with Naval Air Station Whiting Field, and Further Longleaf Pine Restoration

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Diane Regas reacts to the House Natural Resources Committee's vote on LWCF

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Not much happens in Atlanta without Marcia Bansley noticing. In the early 1970s, long before becoming the first executive director of Trees Atlanta, she saw bulldozers chewing through green hills on the south side of Interstate 285, making way for a new development.

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A study released today by The Trust for Public Land in cooperation with fellow members of the Vermont Forest Partnership, quantitatively demonstrates that Vermonters benefit from the state's investment in land conservation, which generates measurable economic returns. Conserved lands provide valuable natural goods and services such as water quality protection, flood prevention, food production, wildlife habitat, and air pollution removal – all important to Vermont's economy and jobs.

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Since 2013, local volunteers have been working with The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, to create a new community gathering place known as Astoria Hot Springs Park. When construction of the hot springs facilities is complete, The Trust for Public Land will hand off the 98-acre park to a local non-profit entity known as Astoria Park Conservancy. Astoria Park Conservancy’s mission is “to steward Astoria Hot Springs Park in a financially and environmentally responsible manner that promotes broad public access, personal health and safety, and deeper connections between people and nature.”

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Newly released data from The Trust for Public land shows that public spending on parks in the 100 largest U.S. cities increased by 6% in 2018, from $7.1 billion in 2017 to $7.5 billion this year. Combined with $500 million from public/private park partnerships, total park spending totaled $8 billion in this last fiscal year. The 2018 City Park Facts report also reveals an increased investment in certain park features over the last year including a 22% increase in community gardens, a 69% increase in pickleball courts, and a 35% increase in splash pads. Still, there is significant work to be done to provide access to parks, as 30% of people do not live within a 10-minute walk of a park.

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Diane Regas, President of The Trust for Public Land, issued the following statement in response to proposals by The Bureau of Land Management to downsize Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monuments.

In the news

Located in the heart of Grays Ferry, Lanier Playground had been closed since 2005, but memories of when it brimmed with activity stayed alive in longtime neighborhood residents. You'd hear stories about the softball leagues that used to play deep into the night here, the handball tournaments, the annual "summer Olympics" that wooed local kids. It was not uncommon to see spectators overwhelming the sidewalks just outside the chain-link borders, they recalled.

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219-Acre Parcel Transferred to the National Park Service for Trail Protection and Enhancement 

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Five schools selected to serve as the first “Living Schoolyard” project sites

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