Coastal lands

After decades of uncertainty, conservation groups say they are getting closer to reaching their goal of saving two ridge line lots near the Ka Iwi Coast from development.

Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Trust for Public Land were on Staten Island this week to bring attention to the importance of preserving wetlands.

More than 125 people, including U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, filled a tent set in the foundation of an old barn Thursday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the 45-acre Coogan Farm Nature &... Read more

 

Before his chilled-out tunes had us all craving beach time (and banana pancakes), singer-songwriter Jack Johnson was a pro surfer—and of course, he still looks to the ocean for inspiration. 

The... Read more

 

30 years ago, fellow farmers told Jim Cochran, founder of Swanton Berry Farm, he'd never be able to grow strawberries on a commercial scale without pesticides. After all, no one had ever managed to... Read more

Staten Island's former Blissenbach Marina, a contaminated boat yard, sat vacant along Staten Island's north shore waterfront for years, covered in gravel and weeds. The Trust for Public Land, working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,... Read more

Almost 6,000 acres of the Coast Dairies land near Santa Cruz has been donated to the public, meaning more than seven miles of spectacular coast will be forever protected, The Trust for Public Land... Read more

Each year, The Trust for Public Land compiles the City Parks Facts report—the nation's most complete compilation of data about urban parks in the nation's largest 100 cities.

The report calculates several... Read more

To locals, there’s never been any doubt that the windswept bluffs and gorgeous meadows of Point Arena are a national treasure. Last week, President Obama made it official, adding more than 1,... Read more

Nearly a half-million visitors each year come to this park on Hawai'i Island to attend demonstrations of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, hike a historic trail to important archeological sites associated with the highest ciefs and priests, or just... Read more

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