Coastal lands

In 1965 developers filled a vibrant natural wetland with 500,000 cubic yards of soil to create the nine-hole Ocean Meadows Golf Course. Fast-forward 46 years, and The Trust for Public Land, working alongside the California State Coastal Conservancy and the... Read more

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) today received approval for $3 million from the California Coastal Conservancy to help buy 63 acres at the eastern gateway to the Gaviota Coast near the University of California at Santa Barbara.

The total includes a... Read more

In 1960, a Blue Ridge Mountains country singer named Josiah Cephas Weaver headed to Florida, settling into a Dunedin home with more than 550 feet of waterfront on the St. Joseph Sound, and a view of Caladesi Island State Park. In 2004, Weaver moved again,... Read more

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

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

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

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

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