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Today The Trust for Public Land applauded the Pennsylvania State Legislature for approval of the 2012-2013 state budget, which restored funding for two vital land conservation programs, the Keystone Fund and the State Farmland Preservation Program.

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John and Janet Haas announced today they will donate $1 million over the next four years to The Trust for Public Land to establish the "Haas Challenge" to accelerate the national conservation organization's initiative to create community-designed green play spaces in schoolyards and recreation centers in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.

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The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has permanently protected 310 acres of forest in the Township of Blooming Grove, Pike County, Pennsylvania. The property was transferred to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry as an addition to the 80,267-acre Delaware State Forest.

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In a major step forward for the “greening” of public spaces in Philadelphia, Mayor Michael A. Nutter formally announced today that the City and a national conservation group will partner with the School District to green as many as 10 school yards and recreation centers starting this spring.

This report measures the value of Philadelphia's park and recreation system.

These calculators were used in the Philadelphia park value Report.

In the 1990s, the Pennsylvania legislature twice passed measures that generated funding for environmental cleanup and conservation, including the Growing Greener program, enacted in 1999. These programs protected more than 40,000 acres of family farms and more than 35,000 acres of critical habitat....

This first-of-its-kind report for the Philadelphia Parks Alliance documents the economic value of the city's park system for seven different factors - clean air, clean water, tourism, direct use, health, property value and community cohesion.

In Pittsburgh, activists and scientists are working with government agencies to bring a biologically dead stream back to life. Nine Mile Run, which begins in neighborhoods high above the Monongahela River then flows through Frick Park, is the greatest stream restoration project ever undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers and the subject of this article. (Originally published in Landscape Architecture, November, 2007)

Press release

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Highlands Coalition, and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) today released the "Pennsylvania Highlands Conservation Atlas," a resource for prioritizing land conservation opportunities in the 1.4-million-acre Pennsylvania (PA) Highlands region stretching across southeastern PA.