Tag Archives: Preservation

Cleveland’s Revamped Public Square Mixes Downtown’s Future With Preservation

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​Following a 15-month, $50 million renovation, Cleveland’s 10 acre Public Square is reopening as a dramatically re-envisioned centerpiece of the city’s ongoing redevelopment efforts. It now has a lush green lawn, unobstructed city views, a full-service cafe with outdoor seating and a mirror pool that reflects the landmark buildings lining the square. Perhaps most significantly, traffic has been eliminated through the park except for buses. Read more... Read more

Twentynine Palms Marines Chip in to Clean Up Desert

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A few good men — and women — are helping the Mojave Desert Land Trust clean up the 54,000 acres of conservation lands the trust has acquired since 2005 to preserve vital ecosystems in the California desert. Since October, Marines from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms have donated 5,600 hours of time, performing tasks as wide-ranging as hauling eclectic desert debris off these now-protected lands and clearing trees and dead foliage around the trust’s new headquarters in... Read more

Wetland Program Development Grants

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals for Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs), which provide applicants an opportunity to conduct and promote the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. WPDGs assist in building state/tribal/local programs which protect, manage, and restore wetlands. *Please note that although EPA’s main page indicates that the application period for region 5 has closed, region 5... Read more

How Seattle Balances Nature and the Built Infrastructure (Part 2)

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Seattle has long been an innovator in layering built and natural infrastructure so the two more fully complement each other. The city has taken advantage of all that rain so ever-present greenery seems to equal — if not dominate — the roads, bridges, and buildings. In the second in a series of posts on how Seattle has integrated built and natural infrastructure, we look at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park. Read more... Read more
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