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When J. Alden Weir traded one of his paintings and $10 for some land in Connecticut in the summer of 1882, he was just looking for a place to call home. He couldn't have predicted how much the place would shape his legacy. Over the years, the farm's peaceful fields and lush woods would inspire...Read more

Press release
April 30, 2015

The Trust for Public Land today announced that the last large unprotected coastal forest between New York and Boston, a 1,000 acre parcel known as The Preserve, will be permanently protected, instead of being developed with houses and a golf course.

In the news
April 22, 2015

A four-acre park and playground in Bridgeport’s East End is about to get a major makeover. Mayor Bill Finch announced Tuesday that the city will soon begin transforming Johnson Oak Park, as well as the grounds of the adjacent Jettie S.

Press release
January 8, 2015

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.

Press release
January 12, 2015

Fulfilling a promise by Governor Dannel P.

Press release
December 1, 2014

A few years ago, 6 year-old Maddy McCuin made an appeal to the owners of The Preserve to let her buy the property. Since infancy, Miss McCuin had hiked the woods with her parents.

In the news
June 24, 2014

The overgrown Coogan Farm dates to the 17th century and is a keystone parcel between Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport and the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center property once eyed for development, but some locals had a different idea.

In the News
October 3, 2013

Coogan Farm, which dates back to 1641 and is one of the oldest farms in New England, will be protected and turned into a nature center, The Trust for Public Land and Denison Petquotsepos Nature Center announced today.

In the news
July 31, 2013

A 15-year battle to save the 1,000-acre forest known as The Preserve achieved a major breakthrough this week when The Trust for Public Land reached an agreement with the would-be developers to buy the property for conservation.

In the news
July 31, 2013

If the money can be had, this is a great environmental victory: The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to buy and protect a stunning 1,000-acre tract along the shore called The Preserve — the last unprotected coastal forest between Boston and New York City.

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