Wetlands

Fulfilling a promise by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, that the State would be an active partner in the effort to permanently protect a 1,000 acre coastal forest known as The Preserve, the Connecticut State Bond Commission today unanimously voted in favor of contributing $2 million in funding for the project.

In 2010, The Trust for Public Land protected an additional 64 acres for Allemansrätt Wilderness Park in Lindstrom. In 2014, we helped add the Lake Cabin, an emigrant house from the 1890s, and a 30-acre peninsula with beautiful lakefront views.

When a residential subdivision was proposed for the site in 2010, The Trust for Public Land helped purchase this former private campground on the banks of the Toms River to protect it from development.

To help cities better manage stormwater, The Trust for Public Land incorporates green infrastructure solutions into many of our parks and playgrounds.

The Trust for Public Land worked with Phil Willkie—a writer, environmentalist, and grandson of presidential nominee Wendell Willkie—to permanently protect his family property: 210 acres with more than a mile of river frontage along the St. Croix , as well as a significant portion of Ox Creek.

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.

At a ceremony held yesterday at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, The Trust for Public Land announced the winners of its sixth annual Conservation Leadership Awards. The awards recognize outstanding support for the conservation of Minnesota special places from city parks to wilderness areas.

The Trust for Public Land today issued the following statement after the release of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, which includes $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Today The Trust for Public Land announced a significant purchase of land to help protect the Toms River corridor. The 195 acres, which are part of the Barnegat Bay watershed, will provide both residents and visitors to the Jersey Shore with a nearby place to hike, bike, canoe, and just experience nature.

Florida's Water and Land Legacy announced today that the Water and Land Conservation constitutional amendment has surpassed the statewide signature requirement to be placed on the November 2014 ballot.

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