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Format: 2016-02-09
Format: 2016-02-09
Press release
Kuamo'o-Kona, Hawai'i |
December 30, 2015

Aloha Kuamo‘o ‘Aina (AKA) and The Trust for Public Land announced today that they have successfully acquired the ancient Kuamo‘o battlefield and burial grounds on Hawai‘i Island south of Kona, 47 acres of makai land that is rich in history, cultural treasures, burial sites, and a portion of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.

Press release
Embden, Maine |
December 21, 2015

The Trust for Public Land announced today the purchase of five important properties spread throughout central Maine that will provide critical access for hunting and fishing. The five tracts totaling 2,730 acres are in Embden, Burnham, Detroit and Ripley. The Central Maine Sportsman's Access Project is the result of a two-year partnership between The Trust for Public Land, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) and Plum Creek. The properties will be owned by MDIFW and become part of the state's Wildlife Management Area system.

In the news
December 16, 2015

The Trust for Public Land on Tuesday announced that it has finalized the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort, a key milestone in West Windsor’s efforts to keep attracting outdoor enthusiasts to the former ski village.

Press release
Stamford, Vermont |
December 16, 2015

A key section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Long Trail in Stamford and Pownal, Vermont has been protected by adding 378 acres of land to the Green Mountain National Forest, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Forest Service announced today.

Press release
Washington, DC |
December 15, 2015

The Trust for Public Land today issued a statement as Congress prepares to vote on an omnibus budget bill which includes money for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

In the news
December 15, 2015

The Milan Community Forest Project was awarded $190,000 from the N.H. Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.
The grant allows the project to move ahead with creating a 1,349-acre community forest on Oak Hill and French Hill. The community forest will be used for recreational and educational purposes while generating revenue for the town through sustainable timber harvesting.

Press release
West Windsor, VT |
December 14, 2015

Today The Trust for Public Land succeeded in protecting 468-acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort for the town of West Windsor and adding it to the existing 1,112-acre West Windsor Town Forest. A conservation easement ensuring permanent protection has been placed over the entire 1,580 acres, securing an extensive trail network, a hotspot of biodiversity, and a defining feature of West Windsor's history and economy.

In the news
November 24, 2015

Recess just got a lot more fun for the students at PS 161, The Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Elementary School in South Richmond Hill. The Trust for Public Land and school officials on Tuesday unveiled a schoolyard the group renovated to have more modern features, as well as a memorial space for Laura Palma, a student at the school who unexpectedly died last year.

Press release
Queens, New York |
November 23, 2015

Today the City of New York and The Trust for Public Land celebrated the completion of a new green infrastructure playground in Queens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at PS 161, The Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Elementary School. The new playground at PS 161 is the latest to emerge from a successful partnership between The Trust for Public Land, the NYC Department of Education and School Construction Authority, in which new playgrounds are designed to serve as part of the city's green infrastructure.

Press release
Atlanta |
November 17, 2015

Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust for Public Land named Tom Branch as Atlanta's 2015 Cox Conserves Hero. Branch's nonprofit of choice, Park Pride, will receive $10,000 on his behalf. The three finalists were chosen by a judging panel and then competed in an online public vote to be named Atlanta's Cox Conserves Hero.

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