Clean water protection

Within a half-hour's drive of St. Paul, the 475-acre site known as Vermillion Empire View offers a host of opportunities for outdoor recreation. One of the largest undeveloped tracts remaining in central Dakota County, the site includes a stretch of the... Read more

Along the Mississippi River in Inver Grove Heights, TPL continues to secure key properties that compose the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area. Since 2003, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and Friends of the Mississippi... Read more

Contrary to its name, Dead Lake teems with life. At nearly 8,000 acres, it's the largest Natural Environmental Lake in Minnesota, supporting abundant fish, waterfowl, and other wildlife. For years, a battle raged between local conservation-minded... Read more

TPL 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 1200 miles of canoe... Read more

At 590 acres, this natural area along Cedar Creek and the Rum River—a state Wild and Scenic River—is one of the largest undeveloped landscapes in the Twin Cites metro region. TPL stepped in to acquire the land for a county natural area after negotiations... Read more

Nisswa Lake, part of the 13,000-acre Gull Lake Chain, is a popular fishing, boating, and swimming destination in the central part of the state. During the summer, the area's population nearly doubles with second-home owners and visitors from throughout the... Read more

Georgia Green (G2) is a state-wide program unifying an array of projects that leverage The Trust for Public Land's expertise at working with individuals and groups, including local, state and federal agencies. The goal is to achieve community-based,... Read more

The Chattahoochee River is the primary resource for drinking water in metro Atlanta and is the state's largest recreation area, offering exceptional fishing, paddling, and hiking. As a critical ecosystem, the river and its surrounding lands support a... Read more

This 485-acre property buffers 1.4 miles of the Chattahoochee River and served for more than a century as the "gateway" to Carroll County. It was the site of an historically significant wooden covered bridge built by Horace King, an African American who... Read more

Hyde Farm, on the Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta, has changed little from the early 1900s. The Hyde family bought the farm in the 1920s, and J.C. Hyde, the last of the family, farmed it until he was in his 90s, plowing by hand with the assistance... Read more