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When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's Central Park—underwater. It was a heavy blow to an urban oasis that had served millions of people every year: locals and visitors who came to play sports,...

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The Trust for Public Land and Cox Communications today launched Louisiana's 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com for volunteers in Cox's service areas in Acadiana, Baton Rouge and New Orleans who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces

The Trust for Public Land has joined with several other leading land conservation organizations, to form the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation—a task force created by the Land Trust Alliance.

Initiated in 2007, the Greenprint proposed an implementation strategy for the parks and recreation element of Jefferson Parish’s comprehensive plan.

Youth organizations and former campers use conservation to save the beloved landscapes of summers past.

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The first new city park in New Orleans in 20 years will be created on an 18-acre parcel of land along the Lafitte Corridor in Mid-City, The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, announced today.

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The 50-acre Big Lake Trail and Meadow was dedicated Sunday afternoon in City Park, culminating an effort by The Trust for Public Land to restore an area which was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

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An 18-acre parcel of land along the Lafitte Corridor in Mid-City will be turned into the first new park in New Orleans since before Hurricane Katrina hit, The Trust for Public Land announced today.

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar hosted a community forum on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at City Park in New Orleans today after opening an offshore oil and gas lease sale that will support land conservation efforts.

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A portion of Brazilier Island, a 2,027 tract of marshland on Lake Pontchartrain east of New Orleans, has been purchased by The Trust for Public Land and will be added to Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, the nation's largest urban wildlife refuge, TPL announced today.

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