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Press release

Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Deputy Mayor/Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis, School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Philadelphia Water Department Deputy Commissioner Christopher Crockett, and The Trust for Public Land's Jeff Danter, Senior Vice President and Atlantic Seaboard Division Director, announced the expansion of the City's innovative Green2015 partnership and celebrated the latest accomplishment in the initiative, the pending completion of a new green schoolyard at the William Cramp Elementary School.

Press release

The Center for Survey Research at Penn State Harrisburg recently completed a statewide telephone survey of 601 adult Pennsylvanians to assess public support for state funding to conserve and protect open space, clean water, natural areas, wildlife habitats, parks, historic sites, forests, and farms. The survey results found strong majority support throughout all regions of the state and across all demographic groups for increasing state funding for land and water conservation, even if it would cost the average household $10-20 more annually.

Press release

Today Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Deputy Mayor/Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael DiBerardinis and The Trust for Public Land hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of a new green playground at the Hank Gathers Recreation Center in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia.

Press release

Today The Trust for Public Land announced a significant purchase of land, which will soon result in the expansion of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Blog

Happy opening day, baseball fans! Here at Trust for Public Land blog headquarters, we’re wondering how this season could possibly top last year’s. Not only did we get to cheer on our hometown San Francisco Giants as they took the 2014 World Series, we watched Mo’ne Davis—a 13-year-old with a 70-...

Press release

Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Superintendent Dr. William Hite and The Trust for Public Land made two announcements today regarding the City's efforts to green schoolyards and recreation centers. Construction is nearly complete on a new schoolyard at William Dick Elementary School which will officially open to students and the community later this summer. Across the street from the school, construction is beginning at Hank Gathers Recreation Center.

In the News

The Trust for Public Land and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation announced today that Conestoga Community Playground will be the next public space in the city to be “greened” through the City and The Trust for Public Land’s Green2015 partnership.

In the News

Keystone partners from across Pennsylvania along with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan and the original 1993 legislative champions today celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund at a special event in the Capitol Rotunda.

The Trust for Public Land conducted research summarizing and quantifying the economic benefits to local communities of Keystone Fund investments in Pennsylvania. (Executive summary of full report.)

The Trust for Public Land conducted research summarizing and quantifying the economic benefits to local communities of Keystone Fund investments in Pennsylvania. (Full report.)