Magazine article Parks & Recreation

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Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Notable News

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* BASF, a leading global chemical company at the forefront of sustainable construction solutions, released a white paper titled, "Co-Creating Solutions for Urban Neighborhoods in Coastal Cities: A Look at Red Hook, Brooklyn," that offers five solutions to help Red Hook rebuild from the $32 billion in property damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and be better prepared to withstand extreme weather. BASF engaged leading subject matter experts, including Terreform ONE and the Stevens Institute of Technology, among others, alongside Red Hook residents to crowdsource and co-create innovative solutions to transform not only the Brooklyn neighborhood, but also serve as a model for other coastal cities around the globe at high risk of flooding and impacts of climate change. Visit http://tinyurl.com/ hnmhg68 to read the white paper.

* State and local government agencies (e.g., cities, counties, legal subdivisions such as park districts, etc.) and federally recognized Indian tribes within or serving areas delineated by the Census Bureau from the 2010 census as having populations of 50,000 or more people and consisting of densely settled territory, have until May 20 to apply for The National Park Services (NPS) Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP) competitive grants, made available through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The NPS will entertain project proposals ranging from $250,000 to $750,000 each, and planning grants up to $75,000. Projects must have matching funds and partners. …

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