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With parks and recreation budgets shrinking, it’s increasingly important to leverage partnerships to get important work done. Partnering with land trusts can help communities create and steward equitable green space when it’s needed most.

On this webinar, you’ll learn from three land trusts that will discuss:
• How they fund projects.
• How they partner with agencies and other organizations in their work.
• Strategies for engaging the community throughout the process – through concept, design, construction, and stewardship.

By leveraging a land trust’s special abilities and expertise in areas such as legal work, fundraising, community engagement, and real estate transactions, agencies and other partners can collaborate with land trusts to complete projects that increase access to green space and recreational opportunities, leading to healthier residents.

Speakers:
Carolyn Buck, Red Rock Trail System Director, Freshwater Land Trust, Birmingham, Alabama
Jonathan Pacheco Bell, Program Manager, Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust
Kelly McCarthy, Urban Conservation Projects Coordinator, Thriving Communities, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Ohio
Isaac Robb, Director of Urban Projects, Thriving Communities, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Ohio

Moderator:
Kathy Blaha, President, Kathy Blaha Consulting

Date: Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

You can register for this webinar by clicking this link.

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Images: CityParksAlliance

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