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From city planning to mapping technology, The Trust for Public Land is on conservation's cutting edge.

In the news
September 25, 2014

Official town forests are really a 20th century invention...brought to the United States by European scientific foresters, and a response to depleted timberlands and the growing conservation movement.

In the news
September 25, 2014

When a park on the drawing boards for the city's East End becomes a reality, John Maldondo, 11, a Jettie S. Tisdale Elementary School sixth-grader, can point to its splash pad and say, "That was my idea."

In the news
September 17, 2014

The Tenderloin, known more for hustlers than hopscotch, is set to become home to two of San Francisco's most inviting playground

Press release
New York City |
September 17, 2014

New York City and The Trust for Public Land today continued a unique partnership to build up to 40 new school playgrounds that will include green infrastructure to capture stormwater when it rains, thereby easing pressure on the City's sewer system and improving the health of local waterways.

In the news
September 10, 2014

In June of 2012, representatives from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center in Mystic and the Trust for Public Land went to the Stonington Board of Finance asking it to recommended the town borrow $1.5 million to help it buy a portion of the historic Coogan Farm property and create the Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center.

In the news
September 9, 2014

LA city officials charged with finding solutions to the drought are turning their attention to neighborhood alleys, which they hope to transform into "green spaces" meant to capture and conserve much-needed water.

In the news
September 8, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded the state of Montana $2 million to aid in the acquisition of a conservation easement on Haskill Basin near Whitefish.

In the news
September 5, 2014

Fifteen years. That's how long it took to save the last major stretch of unprotected coastal forest in southern New England from developers' bulldozers. The battle to protect the rocky, 1,000-acre woodland known as "The Preserve" began in 1999. It is expected to reach a formal conclusion by the end of this year.

In the news
September 4, 2014

Just because trains are running and developers are developing doesn’t make the Green Line complete. Unless high-quality green space is added, the $957 million transit project connecting the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul can’t live up to full potential or produce a maximum return on investment.

In the news
September 3, 2014

More than 125 people, including U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, filled a tent set in the foundation of an old barn Thursday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the 45-acre Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center.

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