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Format: 2018-08-14
Format: 2018-08-14
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The City of Bridgeport and The Trust for Public Land today announced the groundbreaking for the complete restoration of Johnson Oak Park and the adjacent grounds of Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport’s East End neighborhood. The new design for the long-underutilized park space is based on a lengthy planning process, coordinated by The Trust for Public Land, that welcomed design ideas from East End neighbors and from a team of Tisdale student playground designers.

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Diane Regas, President of The Trust for Public Land, issued the following statement after the Senate Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies released details of its proposed FY 19 appropriations bill

In the news

A fundraising campaign to revitalize the Astoria Hot Springs Park has raised 70 percent of the money needed to start construction next year.

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California voters Tuesday approved a record $4.1 billion package of bonds to provide parks, open space, clean water and help fight climate change in the state.

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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Council Member Peter Koo, representatives from MetLife Foundation, The Trust for Public Land, and students and faculty from JHS 189Q and the Flushing International School today officially opened the school’s new, state-of-the-art, green playground to serve the students and surrounding community. The new $1 million playground will bring 36,000 Flushing residents within a 10-minute walk of a park that includes an artificial turf field, running track, green roof gazebo, outdoor classroom, garden, a grove of trees, bleachers, benches and a handball wall. The new design includes green infrastructure such as the turf field, paving stones, bioswales, trees and garden area that will capture 700,000 gallons of stormwater per year, vastly improving the health of Flushing Creek.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced the protection of more than 10,000 acres of land along the Appalachian Trail in the mountains of Western Maine through the acquisition of conservation easements on two properties. For generations, the forests, streams and ridgelines of the Western Maine Mountains have been a favorite destination for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting. Now, the land will be forever open to the public for these uses, which will also help to support Western Maine's growing outdoor recreation economy. Large portions of the land will continue to be managed as a working forest to support Maine's timber economy while also providing clean water and wildlife habitat, including the Northeast's most imperiled songbird, the Bicknell's Thrush.

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Minneapolis has the best park system in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land’s 7th annual ParkScore® index, which was released today by the nonprofit organization.

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The Town of Windsor and The Trust for Public Land today announced the
long-sought acquisition of a 95-acre former golf course property next to Windsor Center, which
will become a new public park. The land-purchase will enable new passive recreation
opportunities, protect water quality, and secure a key segment in a planned greenway that will
one day link Town’s center with the Farmington River, Connecticut River, and downtown
Hartford.

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Diane Regas, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of details of the House Appropriations Committee’s proposed budget for the Department of Interior.

In the news

“It was an empty lot; concrete,” said Irene McKallop. “There wasn’t anything there. It was nothing, it was all cement.”

McKallop is not talking about a parking lot. She’s talking about the place where her grandkids’ go for recess, gym class and pretty much all other outdoor activities that unfold at their South Philadelphia school, John H. Taggart.

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