The fastest growing city in America is also gaining new parkland. The Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos, Texas, will gain an additional 89 acres of open space and habitat to increase public access to nature in the city’s biggest park. The Trust for Public Land secured the property for conveyance later this week to the City of San Marcos, as a critical addition to the natural area.
In the suburbs of Portland, Maine, residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth use Knight's Pond and Blueberry Hill for outdoor recreation year-round.
A conservation project intended to protect local jobs, including those in the timber and recreation industries, has been completed in the Androscoggin River headwaters, The Trust for Public Land and several partners announced today.
This report examines how Land and Water Conservation Fund investments in Forest Service land acquisitions have strengthened six unique communities across the country by assisting locally-initiated forest protection efforts in California, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Georgia, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.
After a twelve-year effort, 1,145 acres of pristine forestland are now part of Uncompahgre National Forest in Ophir Valley—forever protecting wildlife habitat, water quality, and an unbroken landscape for the public to hike and explore, The Trust for Public Land announced today.
The Trust for Public Land is working with the state of Vermont and the community to preserve all 1,346 acres as a new state forest to be named in honor of the late Senator Jim Jeffords, a Shrewsbury native with a long legacy of environmental stewardship and land conservation.
When the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio decided to sell Camp Myeerah, they wanted to ensure that the new owner would still allow the land to be used for camping, nature education, and outdoor recreation.
Shoppers at the Costco store in the town of Hawai‘i Kai in East Honolulu might be surprised to learn that there's an environmental and cultural treasure nearby. The Hāwea heiau complex reflects the land’s cultural history in its ancient walls and petroglyphs, and agricultural terraces.
A former Girl Scout camp in the City of Bellefontaine has been permanently conserved as a new public park. For more than fifty years Camp Myeerah had been a popular overnight camping destination.
Working with the Mad River Valley community and the State of Vermont, we protected the 2,085-acre Dowsville Headwaters to Camel's Hump State Park, benefiting mountain bikers, hikers, backcountry skiers, snowmobilers, hunters, and other lovers of the outdoors.