Wetlands

The Trust for Public Land worked with the LaRue family to secure funding to purchase a conservation easement for this 186 acre ranch in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Conserving this land will preserve the scenic viewshed, wildlife habitat, ensure water quality, and help maintain the rural ranching economy.

With support from community members and city officials, The Trust for Public Land helped protect 100 acres of Mercer Slough for the parks department as an addition to an urban wetland park.

We are working to protect the Rosemma Wetlands in New Jersey's Long Beach Township, a scenic seascape that is also a critical storm buffer and home to many species, some which are threatened or endangered in the state.

The Trust for Public Land has announced that Newman's Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, will match donations to The Preserve dollar-for-dollar until a $150,000 challenge has been met.

Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in collaboration with The Trust for Public Land, acquired 620 acres of conservation lands within the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Florida Forever project for $9,765,000.

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.

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