Water

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.

The Trust for Public Land, Council Member Rosie Mendez and New York City today unveiled a state-of-the art-playground on a formerly cracked asphalt lot at PS 15 The Roberto Clemente School, in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. 

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.

The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one. 
 

Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone from hikers and birders to utility districts and railroads. But there’s one type of conservationist you might find... Read more

Water woes have always been a fact of life in the American West: it’s a region defined less by a compass point than by the fact that its residents can’t take the rains for granted. This year, El Niño-driven storms have helped refill depleted reservoirs and... Read more

While increasing numbers of tourists and new residents are helping grow the local economy, the communities of Greater Sandpoint want to encourage sustainable economic development and retain the livability and spectacular scenery that make it such a special place. This all depends on protecting the small-town character and natural and recreational resources that are essential to the local quality of life. 

Camel’s Hump State Park is growing by more than 2,000 acres, The Trust for Public Land and State of Vermont announced today.

Super-slides and wave pools? Try bioswales and rain gardens. Across the country, city parks are doing double-duty to help control stormwater—and infrastructure’s rarely looked so good.

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