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Locals know this leafy wonderland as simply, “The Preserve”—but that’s a bit of a misnomer. In fact, the thousand-acre property is the largest piece of unprotected coastal forest between Boston and New York, the subject of hotly contested development proposals for more than 15 years.



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RT @Adrian_Benepe: Pointing out: Summit Valley/Royal Gorge: 3,000 acres saved by Northern Sierra Partnership .@tpl_org #OurLand http://t.co
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RT @Adrian_Benepe: Doesn't get more beautiful: Cold Springs Meadow on the trail to the top of Mt. Lola in northern Sierra .@tpl_org http://…
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#TBT the time #JamesGarner almost got into a fistfight to protect the #SantaMonica Mts. http://t.co/vefZykVoPw http://t.co/u4TXA6Dq7b