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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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