Coastal lands

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

Since establishing our Washington office in 1975, The Trust for Public Land has become a conservation leader in Puget Sound, preserving natural forest lands that capture and filter fresh water supplies, and protecting the shoreline of our unique inland sea... Read more

Not long ago, the area along the Tensaw River known as Live Oak Landing was on the fast track to development. The landowner, having completed a master planning effort, was obtaining permits to build a large-scale residential community on the 621-acre... Read more

This executive summary of a longer reports highlights impediments to resident and visitor access to Biscayne Bay and recommends the necessary steps to increase access.

Middle Bass Island in Lake Erie is home to a new nature preserve. The 7.8-acre island property—with extensive migratory bird habitat and a large population of the Lake Erie watersnake—was threatened with development for residential and vacation homes.... Read more

Everyone understands the value of lakefront property. But a nearly four-acre tract of Lake Erie shoreline between a recreational park and a municipal beach in Port Clinton was a treasure that presented a rare opportunity to preserve coastal wetlands and... Read more

Located between Cleveland and Toledo, East Sandusky Bay is a naturally functioning freshwater marsh along the Lake Erie shoreline. This irreplaceable resource, with its hardwood forest, woodland swamp, cattail marsh, and open-water habitat, is a prime... Read more

Abundant shoreline
With 20 counties comprising Ohio's Great Lakes Region, the state has an abundance of shoreline-over 300 miles. These places where land meets water are special, offering people areas to play, contemplate, and... Read more

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