I missed Friday’s post for the We Are the World Blogfest #WATWB that was started by Damyanti Biswas to share good news around the world. But here, now, is my good news!
I didn’t know about the Trust for Public Land until I saw this article in Architectural Digest.
From the Trust’s website: The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand.
This park in the Bronx is just one example of what they’ve done to bring community together and offer a safe and fun place for kids and adults to play and relax.
I hope you read the (short) article and check out the Trust’s website. I love learning about new people and organizations who take the time and effort and have the passion and compassion to make our world a better place to live!
I love pockets of natural land in cities! Of course, that’s in conjunction with giant swaths of wild land where wildlife can live and travel. Green spaces everywhere!
I agree, Jen. We have to keep wild lands wild instead of using them for humans and pushing out the animals and ruining the terrain. I like that this organization concentrates on bringing parks, etc., into cities!
Thank you for this, Linda. The young and the young at heart all need parks. I hope it continues.
I agree, Simon. Thank you!
I love this, Linda. I pulled the tab on the article to read it. Like you, I very much appreciate learning about people who work to make a difference, and leave something meaningful behind. And there is little more inspiring than a natural place, a beautiful piece of land, like this for all to enjoy.
Thank you, Silvia!