Peninsula Open Space Trust
Palo Alto, CA
POST protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since our founding in 1977, POST has protected more than 76,000 acres of permanent open space, farms and parkland in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. These lands are now part of the National Park system, National Wildlife Refuge system, California State Parks, county and city parks, regional preserves and private farmland. POST takes a science-driven approach in our decisions about land acquisition and stewardship so that every property is appropriately cared for.
The Trust for Public Land
San Francisco, CA
The Trust for Public Land is a U.S. nonprofit organization with a mission to "create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come."
Forest Park Forever
St. Louis, MO
Founded in 1986, Forest Park Forever is a private nonprofit conservancy that works in partnership with the City of St. Louis and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park as one of America’s greatest urban public parks.
Founded in 1963 as a program of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, Openlands is one of the oldest metropolitan conservation organizations in the nation and the only such group with a regional scope in the greater Chicago region. Openlands has helped protect more than 55,000 acres of land for public parks and forest preserves, wildlife refuges, land and water greenway corridors, urban farms, and community gardens.
The mission of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Since its beginning in 1986, RTC has supported the tremendous growth and development of rail-trails. Today, there are more than 1,500 preserved pathways that form the backbone of a growing trail system that spans communities, regions, states and, indeed, the entire country. We remain dedicated to the creation of a nationwide network of trails. Further, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is committed to enhancing the health of America's environment, transportation, economy, neighborhoods and people - ensuring a better future made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.
New York Restoration Project
New York, NY
New York Restoration Project is a non-profit organization and the private partner of Michael Bloomberg's MillionTreesNYC campaign to plant one million new trees in New York City by 2015. Since its founding in 1995 by Bette Midler, NYRP has planted trees, renovated gardens, restored parks, and transformed open space for communities throughout New York City's five boroughs. It is the only citywide conservancy in New York City that brings private resources to spaces that lack adequate municipal support, with the goal to fortify the City's aging infrastructure and creating a healthier environment for those who live in the most densely populated and least green neighborhoods.
Hermann Park Conservancy
Hermann Park Conservancy (HPC), formerly Friends of Hermann Park, encourages the development of more attractive, usable green space in Hermann Park, and promotes the restoration of the Park to its original standards of beauty. Hermann Park, presented to the City of Houston by George Hermann in 1914, is one of Houston's most historically significant public green spaces. Over the years, the Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Garden Center, and the Hermann Park Golf Course have all added to the Park's importance as a recreational destination. In the last ten years, under a partnership with the City of Houston, HPC and the city have spent over $40 million to enhance and restore Hermann Park.
Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is a Stamford, CT based non profit organization founded in 1953. It is the largest community improvement organization in the United States, with more than 620 state and community-based affiliate organizations and more than 1,000 community organizations that participate in their programs.
Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a 501 nonprofit conservation and education organization founded in 1972 in Nebraska, United States, by John Rosenow. It is the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to tree planting.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
The mission of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Each year, approximately 30,000 volunteers dig in together on more than 500 community improvement projects. These projects include tree plantings, creating greenspaces and pocket parks, outdoor classrooms, and litter clean ups. Founded in 1976 as a city agency, the organization became a nonprofit in 1981. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) is an award-winning affiliate of the national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful.