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The final funds needed to turn a barren asphalt schoolyard in Newark's Central Ward into a state-of-the-art green playground have been secured, The Trust for Public Land and Congregation Ahavas Sholom announced today.

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Rockaway Township and The Trust for Public Land announced today the permanent protection of a 43-acre property on Beaver Brook in July. The Beaver Brook II parcel, located on Green Pond Road, was the highest conservation priority in Rockaway's Open Space Master Plan.

This fact sheet provides information for Newark voters. On Tuesday, November 5, they will have the opportunity to decide whether to establish a dedicated source of funding to acquire, develop and maintain land for conservation and recreation, including provide safe, clean and accessible parks, neighborhood playgrounds, community gardens and playing fields for youth sports.

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For decades, people who care about Newark’s riverfront have created visions and organized to bring Newarkers back to their river. Working together, the City of Newark, Essex County, The Trust for Public Land, Ironbound Community Corporation, Newark Riverfront Revival, and many other partners committed to Newark’s riverfront are bringing these visions to life by announcing the opening of Newark Riverfront Park.

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The Early Street Community Garden has been permanently protected, announced The Trust for Public Land, the Town of Morristown, and Grow It Green Morristown, which collaborated on its conservation.

A conversation with Darrell Price, program director at YouthBuild Newark, an educational program for at-risk teens that is teaching youth groups to install those bins at Trust for Public Land parks in New Jersey.

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The Trust for Public Land, Garnier—a subsidiary of L’Oreal, USA—and the City of Newark’s Office of Sustainability and its Department of Neighborhood Services announced today the installation of fifty-four community recycling containers at Nat Turner, Jesse Allen, and Mildred Helms parks.

Hurricane Sandy Storm Surge Map - Barnegat Bay

Toms River Divide, Barnegat Bay

For years, The Trust for Public Land has been in the forefront in acquiring and protecting flood-prone natural areas along Barnegat Bay . Post-Sandy, we’re stepping up these efforts to provide green infrastructure as a tool to build more climate-resilient communities.

More than 18,000 people live within a half-mile radius of Jesse Allen Park. But perhaps no one is more proud than Danny Perry.