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Filer Township Receives Grant for Magoon Creek Park Improvements

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A combined $16,000 grant from the CMS Energy and Consumers Energy foundations has leveraged more than $70,000 in additional funding to improve public use of a little-known treasure on Lake Michigan in Manistee County’s Filer Township.

Local leaders announced a list of improvements planned for 2019 to the Magoon Creek Natural Area, a 97-acre park with 2,300 feet of Lake Michigan frontage owned by Filer Township.

The $16,000 grant that was presented on Friday helped secure a $71,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to finance the improvements.

Timberland, Journeys, and the Student Conservation Association Leave Green Footprint in Chicago

Volunteers install new pocket park and restore a growing garden for seniors in Blue Island neighborhood
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Timberland recently convened a team of volunteers in Chicago to take another step toward fulfilling the brand’s five-year, five-city commitment to double its footprint with urban green spaces by 2021. More than 65 volunteers from Timberland, Journeys, the Student Conservation Association and the local community gathered in the Blue Island neighborhood of Chicago to transform an overgrown triangular lot into a community park and restore a growing garden for residents of a nearby senior center.

6 Natural Adventures to Visit This Summer

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June marks National Great Outdoors Month and National Water Month. The beauty of our nation’s forests and parks are that they are filled with breathtaking views, unbeatable hiking trails, and diverse wildlife. The summer is the season to get outdoors and connect with nature. Here are 6 forests, parks, and preserves that we are replanting in and that are full of adventure.   

Sierra National Forest (CA)

The Arbor Day Foundation Partners With TD and Sustainable Brands on Tree Planting to Beautify Vancouver Park

Groups participate in Vancouver’s 2020 Greenest City Action Plan
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Arbor Day Foundation in collaboration with TD Bank Group and Sustainable Brands are planting trees and doing clean-up at Stanley Park, Vancouver's first, largest and most well-known urban park on June 4.

National Park Foundation Boosts Volunteer Outreach & Programs Across National Parks Community

American Express funds much-needed volunteer efforts in national parks
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WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/​ - In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the National Park Foundation and American Express are announcing seven grants supporting volunteer capacity-building efforts at national parks across the country. Designed to support the growth of park volunteer programs, projects funded by the grants include expansion of volunteer housing space, development of recruitment handbooks, and outreach to neighboring communities.

5 Ways 'Play' Can Help Engage People in Parks

By Jodi Lastman
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The Park Summit, hosted by Park People and sponsored by TD Bank Group, is Canada's largest gathering of park champions. The annual event brings together park experts – from designers to community leaders -- to share innovative ideas and approaches on how to foster inclusive, urban green spaces. This year the theme of the Park Summit was about cultivating play in parks.  The following article highlights some of the key learnings from the 2018 event.

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The Park Summit, hosted by Park People and sponsored by TD Bank Group, is Canada's largest gathering of park champions. The annual event brings together park experts – from designers to community leaders -- to share innovative ideas and approaches on how to foster inclusive, urban green spaces. This year the theme of the Park Summit was about cultivating play in parks.  The following article highlights some of the key learnings from the 2018 event.

Cox and The Trust for Public Land Announce Barbara Duerk as Virginia’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero

$20,000 going to local environmental nonprofits
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CHESAPEAKE, Va., July 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Cox and The Trust for Public Land today named Barbara Duerk as Virginia’s 2017 Cox Conserves Hero. The Roanoke Valley Chapter of FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Duerk’s nonprofit beneficiary, will receive $10,000. The three finalists – who were chosen by local judging panels – competed in an online public vote for the title of Virginia’s Cox Conserves Hero.

Aramark Sets The Stage For Summer Travel Season

From food and music festivals to solar eclipse sightings, Aramark brings new levels of excitement to the nation’s national parks and lodges
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PHILADELPHIA, May 25, 2017 /3BL Media/– As travelers embark on family vacations and cross-country trips this summer, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and hospitality partner for national and state parks and other leading leisure and cultural attractions, is rolling out new programs, enhancements and celebrations at the country’s premier travel destinations to help guests relax and enjoy themselves. 

Trash to Treasure: Converting Landfills to Public Green Space

by Adam Bonislawski
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As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And what’s more treasured, particularly in dense urban areas, than parkland?

Changing patterns of waste disposal are making many conventional landfills obsolete, and, in turn, municipalities are repurposing these facilities as green spaces, at once removing public eyesores and adding new amenities for their residents.

#NationalParkWeek: Cox Conserves Heroes Creating and Preserving Parks

Volunteers protecting our parks for future generations
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For many people, their happiest childhood memories were experienced at a community park or local playground. Parks and outdoor recreation play a significant role in early childhood development as well as the overall well-being of our eco-system. However, park care and maintenance is an ongoing effort that relies heavily on the involvement of community stewards.

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