Already home to nearly 200,000 residents, Medina County is one of the top ten fastest growing counties in the State of Ohio. While good news for the local economy, this growth is threatening the area’s remaining wild landscapes and cutting off public access to its vibrant natural resources.

On a cool, wet evening in early May, J.T. Horn found himself pacing outside of a high school gym in Northfield, Massachusetts. Behind the double doors, neighbors were gathered for the annual town meeting.

Imagine a 30-plus-mile multiuse path along O‘ahu’s South Shore connecting Waikiki to West O‘ahu that would provide some 600,000 residents with easy access to the island's shorelines and green spaces; a path where hikers, bikers, walkers, and runners could exercise and connect with nature in and around Oʻahu’s urban coastal neighborhoods.

To the delight of the local community, The Trust for Public Land and the Bureau of Land Management announced today that 2,576 acres has been acquired by the Bureau of Land Management within the Río Grande Del Norte National Monument.

Experiencing nature close to home just got easier for residents of Loveland, Colorado with the protection of 78 acres of prime wildlife habitat, agricultural lands, and wetlands adjacent to the Morey Wildlife Reserve.

On the same day the National Park Service celebrated its 100th anniversary, The Trust for Public Land donated 282 acres to the Saguaro National Park. The donation, which includes part of Rincon Creek, is located on the east side of the National Park and adds a critical water resource to the park area.

This rare Sonoran Desert creek is the only water body within popular Saguaro National Park. Residents of nearby Tucson and visitors from across the world come to hike the park’s scenic trails and enjoy thick stands of its attractive namesake cactus, a universal symbol of the desert Southwest.

For years, it has seemed that slow-moving, long-awaited bike and pedestrian trail projects planned near downtown and Lake Erie have been competing against one another for cash and moving ahead without a sense of how they should connect to form a comprehensive network. Say goodbye to all that.

The people of Hawai‘i will forever be able walk the path of South Kona’s ancestors, thanks to the purchase and protection of the 59‐acre Kauleolī fishing village by The Trust for Public Land, the National Park Service’s Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and lineal descendants of the area.

When a 190-acre golf course along the Carmel River went up for sale, a coalition of local nonprofits and public agencies knew whom to call to save the property from development. The coalition contacted The Trust for Public Land, because it knew we could marshal the resources and expertise needed to act quickly and close the deal.