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Rolling hills, expansive views, wild animals, meandering streams, open meadows and green forests—all surrounding the Craftsman mansion built by the co-founder of the historic Orenco townsite—will soon be available in the form of a 42-acre nature park for Hillsboro residents to enjoy.
King County and The Trust for Public Land are taking the last few steps in a two-year-long journey to permanently preserve more than 200 acres of Cascade foothills forestland.
The Gros Ventre Road has for decades come to its end at a privately owned historic ranch that stretched for 2.5 miles along the Gros Ventre River. A few years from now the road will still come to a dead end, but hikers and fishermen will be able to continue their excursions hoofing it over public lands.
A $2 million grant for the state's share of funding to buy the last unprotected stretch of coastal forest in southern New England won unanimous approval of the state Bond Commissio.
A campaign to fund the $1.13 acquisition of a 215-acre parcel of undeveloped land in Cumberland and North Yarmouth is $90,000 from completion. The Trust for Public Land, the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust, and the Royal River Conservation Trust have been working with the two towns to purchase and preserve Knight's Pond and Blueberry Hill, a mostly forested tract off Greely Road Extension owned by Rebecca Leland Swigget.
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.
The recently announced Orbeton Stream project that conserves 5,774 acres in Madrid Township represents a victory for Maine on many levels. The forests and waters of these slopes foster the region’s core fish and wildlife populations and essential stands of northern mixed-wood tree species. As such, these lands exemplify the very heart of the forest values we expect and depend upon for jobs, recreation and our way of life.
The state Bond Commission on Monday is expected to approve $2 million to cover Connecticut’s share of the $8.09 million purchase price of 1,000 acres of coastal forest spread across three shoreline towns.
Outdoor recreation generates $21.6 billion a year in spending on trips and equipment in Washington State, a new study prepared for the Legislature shows.
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.