Coastal lands

Ever heard of the Antiquities Act? It may sound like something straight out of a Mummy sequel, but it's actually the century-old law that grants the U.S. president the ability to declare national monuments—today, an eclectic collection of... Read more

Stretching five miles from Kawela Bay to Kahuku Point, the land surrounding the Turtle Bay Resort embraces one of the last undeveloped wild shorelines on O'ahu. This rugged, windswept coast is home to endangered monk seals, green sea turtles, and whales... Read more

When Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, the Rosemma Wetlands in New Jersey's Long Beach Township helped buffer nearby homes from flooding. The tidal marshes and coastal grasslands deflected powerful storm-surges and absorbed the relentless high tides. The area'... Read more

One of the largest undeveloped Mississippi River properties in the Twin Cities region has been protected as a new conservation area, the City of Elk River and The Trust for Public Land announced today. Protection of the land has been a priority for the... Read more

 

To help cities better manage stormwater, The Trust for Public Land incorporates green infrastructure solutions into many of our parks and playgrounds. These "greening" practices can be anything that helps absorb, delay, and treat stormwater, like... Read more

The Ebenezer Creek site of a frantic and tragic moment of Civil War history has been protected as a new public park. On December 9, 1864 hundreds of freed slave refugees died trying to cross Ebenezer Creek to avoid confederate troops pursuing General... 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 chiefs and priests, or just... Read more

A ribbon-cutting celebration was held today for a new passive recreational park located along the waterfront of Staten Island's north shore on the Kill Van Kull Watershed—created through a partnership of The Trust for Public Land, The Port Authority of New... 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

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