Coastal lands

In early 2011, The Trust for Public Land conserved a large, forested wetlands property along a half-mile of Ayers Creek, a popular canoeing and kayaking destination. The property, a priority for local conservation efforts, is within the 4,000-acre Holly... Read more

The town of New Castle, Delaware was founded in 1651 and much of the historic town remains, creating a window in time to the Colonial Era. TPL worked hand in hand with the town to protect the 60-acre Broad Dyke property along the Delaware River, which... Read more

As a port city, Portland's waterfront was the town's identifying feature for its first two and a half centuries, with the “Bayside neighborhood” serving mainly industrial purposes. In 2005, the City of Portland purchased a 13.2-acre former railroad... Read more

One of the last large undeveloped tracts on the west end of Galveston Island, the 300 acres of prairie and marsh at McAllis Point offer critical habitat for birds, including sandhill cranes, which nest there from November to March. TPL's current work... Read more

In 1999, TPL protected 1,445 acres of sensitive coastal habitat for addition to the Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, more than doubling the size of the refuge. Situated on the southwestern tip of Puerto Rico, the Cabo Rojo Salt Flat property has been... Read more

The North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint have miles of waterfront on both the East River and Newtown Creek, but unlike Manhattan residents across the way, the 160,000 residents of these communities had limited public access to the... Read more

In Los Angeles County, where 98 percent of coastal wetlands have been filled in and developed, conservationists have worked for three decades to protect the last remnant of the historic Ballona Wetlands near the Los Angeles International Airport. The... Read more

Millions of people live, work, and play along Massachusetts coasts, rivers, and ponds. From the salt marshes and and pristine white sand beaches, the hundreds of public ponds, to our most urban rivers—Neponset, Charles, and Mystic—Massachusetts water is an... Read more

Timber Point was one of the last large, privately owned properties along the 50-mile coastline between Cape Elizabeth and Kittery. Located in Biddeford where the Little River meets the Atlantic, Timber Point includes a 97-acre peninsula and a 13-acre... Read more

The Isinglass River flows through one of the fastest-growing regions of New Hampshire. It is a prized recreation spot for local anglers and boating enthusiasts, as well as a critical source of drinking water for many towns.

In 2008, we worked with... Read more

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