Newport News Green Foundation acquires 20th property

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Newport News Green Foundation, a nonprofit that works to enhance the
quality of life in Newport News though the preservation of green space, recently closed on its twentieth property.

Located at 1351 39th Street, the .21 acre parcel sits at the Newport News/Hampton City boundary.
“We spent a lot of time discussing with the people of Newport News what makes the City unique and how the Green Foundation might assist in creating visual impacts that positively define the communities in the City.”

said Neil Martin, property committee chair, “Since this parcel border’s the city line, we are excited to explore how we can create a green gateway welcoming people into the city as they travel from Pembroke Avenue to 25th Street.

In all, this acquisition brings the total land preserved by the Newport News Green Foundation to 26.24
acres. “We believe that preserving green spaces contributes to the overall experience of and improvement of our community by making it more attractive,” said Tami Farinholt, executive director, “Reducing blight, preserving wooded areas, and transforming vacant lots contributes to making our community safer, attracting business, and, hopefully, making people happy to live and raise their families here.”

For more information on the Newport News Green Foundation please visit

OUR MISSION: The Newport News Green Foundation enhances the quality of life in Newport News by preserving transforming, and promoting green spaces throughout the city

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