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The Trust for Public Land and the Land Trust of Napa County (“Land Trust”) today announce the acquisition of a conservation easement over 7,260 acres of a ranch on the shoulders of Mt. St. Helena, one of the largest private properties in Napa County.
The Trust for Public Land today praised President Obama’s decision to expand the California Coastal National Monument by including the Coast Dairies ranch, a six-mile-long Santa Cruz seaside property of meadows, redwood forests, and panoramic ocean views.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is funding an environmental study of Summit Lake as part of its ongoing effort to revitalize the downtrodden Akron neighborhood.
The nonprofit, along with the help of The Trust for Public Land in Cleveland, will examine everything from the water quality to sediment at the bottom of the lake to potential pollution issues on the surrounding public properties.
An effort to expand Page Pond Community Forest — a highly treasured 567-acre property in eastern Meredith — has secured a string of high-profile grants, including a $250,000 allocation from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.
Today Prospect Recreation and Park District (PRPD), in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, acquired the Applewood Golf Course in Golden, Colo. for $13.5 million from Molson Coors Brewing Company. The purchase is the result of more than a year and a half of planning and fundraising efforts by multiple partners to protect the unique tract of open space from residential development.
To the joy of local conservation organizations and recreation-enthusiasts of all kinds, The Trust for Public Land today announced the conveyance of 605 acres within the Gila National Forest to the Forest Service.
"As a member of Congress, Rep. Zinke was a strong supporter of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and worked with us to support community-based land conservation in Montana. We hope that as Secretary of the Interior, he will staunchly defend our public lands from harmful attacks, oppose the proposed sale and transfer of those lands and work to ensure permanent access to the outdoors for all Americans." Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land.