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Public park and trail systems are a valuable component of healthy cities. Cleveland Metroparks commissioned a study of the economic benefits of the Park District’s amenities in 2013, which showed that the district’s reservations and trails provided significant economic benefits to the local community—generating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefits each year.

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The Trust for Public Land announced today that Shanelle L. Smith has joined the national parks and conservation nonprofit as Ohio State Director. As director, Shanelle will be oversee the organization’s work with donors, local advisors, cities and towns, public funders, local nonprofits, and community stakeholders to create and enhance parks, conserve open space, and benefit the environment through green-infrastructure projects.

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Summit Lake will have a clean and fun-filled future if Akron residents and two major nonprofit organizations get their way.

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From the door of her apartment, Artyene Wilson can see the sparkling expanse of Lake Erie stretching away to the horizon. “You can’t beat the view,” she says. “On a sunny day our water is so beautiful and blue.”

For Wilson and the other tenants at Lakeview Estates—an aptly named public...

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Update—November 9, 2016: Americans voted overwhelmingly in support of parks this Election Day. Of the 86 park, conservation, and restoration measures that appeared on ballots across the country, 68 passed. That means that in one day, voters like you created $6.3 billion for land...

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On clear nights, stars blaze in the sky over Ohio’s Glen Helen Nature Preserve. The thousand-acre forest of maple and oak, set among the farm fields between Columbus and Dayton, is home to one of the Midwest’s first environmental education...

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Glen Helen Preserve, a popular recreational destination and environmental education facility owned by Antioch College, has been permanently protected, The Trust for Public Land, Antioch College, Tecumseh Land Trust, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Ohio Public Works Commission announced today. A final conservation easement was secured today, ensuring the wooded glen near Yellow Springs, Ohio will forever be preserved and open to the public.

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King’s Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite—today, they’re among the most widely recognized parks in the world. But in the early 1900s, the first national parks were unfinished, untested, and protected only on paper. They faced threats from poachers who picked off wildlife and illegal grazing that...

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A former Girl Scout camp in the City of Bellefontaine has been permanently conserved as a new public park. For more than fifty years Camp Myeerah had been a popular overnight camping destination.

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The George Gund Foundation has approved a gift of $2 million to The Trust for Public Land’s program to help enhance park and trail access to the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie for the first time in decades, the groups announced today.

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