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Report: the Cleanup War Chest

How can states become more involved in funding environmental “cleaning and greening” efforts? A new report (pdf) by the Northeast-Midwest Institute addresses the question by looking at states that have issued bonds for brownfield redevelopment, park creation, conservation and clean water initiatives. The below table from the report provides a summary of these programs and a checklist of their key elements. Almost all of them include trails and parks. Parks can be stand-alone projects, part of a brownfield redevelopment, or part of a riverfront clean-up. The report notes that development in the country must turn to reuse of land rather than development of greenfields. In doing so, parks also will be created from reuse instead of virgin land – and can be used to make projects attractive and economically feasible.

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