Clean water protection

The Stemilt-Squilchuck Watershed lies southwest of Wenatchee in the beautiful Cascade foothills. In 2007, 2,580 acres in the heart of the watershed were to be sold to a developer specializing in high-end resorts. To save this landscape, The Trust for... Read more

Over the past 50 years, more than 97% of the coastal wetlands on the Detroit River have been destroyed by shoreline development. Although the remaining marsh has been recognized as globally unique in the habitat it provides for fish and wildlife, this land... Read more

Famed biologist, E. O. Wilson, claims Tuscaloosa County’s Hurricane Creek to be one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.  This land, located within minutes of the University of Alabama, has been a much-loved destination amongst students and locals... Read more

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

Minnesota's lakes, rivers, and streams provide clean water for humans and other species alike. But none is more important than the Mississippi River. From its source at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota, the Mississippi winds 700 miles south to the Iowa... Read more

The Trust for Public Land established the Northwoods Initiative to protect the iconic landscapes of northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan and preserve a heritage that is at risk of disappearing. This landscape encompasses millions of acres of forest... Read more

The Trust for Public Land purchased a remote, backwoods watering hole known as the Chainsaw Sisters Saloon to secure a key access point to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness- a 1.3-million-acre maze of lakes, streams, forested islands, and more than... Read more

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