Coastal lands

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

Not long ago, the area along the Tensaw River known as Live Oak Landing was on a fast track to development.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway surrounds 100 miles of Interstate 90 in Washington State from the waterfront in Seattle to the edge of desert grasslands in Central Washington.

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.

The Trust for Public Land spearheaded the acquisition of this 7.8-acre island property with extensive migratory bird habitat and a large population of the Lake Erie watersnake.

The Trust for Public Land worked with Erie MetroParks, the Sandusky/Erie County Community Foundation, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and the Nature Conservancy to create the 1,283-acre East Sandusky Bay Nature Preserve for public use and enjoyment.

We are  working to ensure that there is public access or privately conserved natural area along each mile of the Lake Erie shoreline in metropolitan areas, and every five miles in rural areas.

The Trust for Public Land,  in partnership with U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur and Ohio's congressional delegation, and the City of Port Clinton, worked to secure federal and state grants necessary to fund the acquisition and then turn the land over to Port Clinton.

Once targeted for development of a large resort and two golf courses, more than 500 acres have been purchased to date by TPL in a multi-year effort to establish the San Miguel Natural Reserve for protection by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

On the island of St. Croix, TPL has protected 120 acres that have become part of the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve.

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