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Format: 2019-11-14
Format: 2019-11-14
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The Trust for Public Land today presented its Land for People award, the organization’s highest honor, to Chicago-based Exelon Corporation in recognition of its deep support for parks, conservation and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented the award at the celebration luncheon in Chicago.

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Voters across America last night passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation. Of 30 local park and open space measures on the ballot, 26 passed. Earlier in 2017, 11 local measures had been voted on, and 10 passed.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that Aaron Koch, the former Chief Resilience Officer in the Chicago Mayor's Office, has joined the organization as Chicago Director, responsible for developing and leading the organization's Land for People mission delivery in and around the nation's third-largest city.

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To the joy of local outdoor enthusiasts, The Trust for Public Land today announced that 198 acres have been added to the existing 567-acre Page Pond Community Forest in Meredith. The expansive property is not only a popular retreat for outdoor recreation, but also protects wetlands, streams, and surface water flowing into Lake Winnipesaukee. Hikers, walkers, and joggers have enjoyed the existing trails since the original 567 acres were protected by The Trust for Public Land in 2010, and this 198-acre expansion will provide easier access for residents of Meredith Village and a new outdoor classroom for the Interlakes Regional School.

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The Story Mill Community Park has been honored as the 2017 recipient of the President's Award of Excellence presented by the Idaho Montana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (IMASLA). Submitted by the project's lead design firm, Design Workshop of Colorado, this prestigious award recognizes the project's excellence through design development. The President's Award is the highest level of recognition given by ASLA at the state level. This award is given only once every other year and only if a project is determined to be exceptional by a unanimous vote of the jurors. The award was chosen by the jurors among 20 entries in many design categories.

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At 10:10 a.m. on October 10, 134 of the nation's most influential mayors joined The Trust for Public Land, National Recreation and Park Association, and Urban Land Institute in launching an historic "10-minute walk" parks advocacy campaign, establishing the ambitious goal that all Americans should live within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of a high-quality park or green space.

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A shared conservation stewardship partnership among The Trust for Public Land, U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Southeastern Arizona Sportsman's Club has resulted in improved access to existing public lands for hunting and hiking.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after The Washington Post reported that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed that President Trump reduce protections at ten national monuments:

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The Trust for Public Land today announced an agreement to purchase a 978-acre forested parcel 2 miles from the center of Bethel to create a Community Forest. The project is a partnership with the Northern Forest Center and Mahoosuc Pathways, of Bethel, which will own the forestland on behalf of the community.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that Bill Toomey has joined the organization as Northern New England Director. Bill will be based in Portland and oversee the nonprofit’s parks and conservation activities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

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