Texas State News

Press release
November 22, 2016

The Trust for Public Land today announced that the 520-acre Peaceful Springs Preserve has been added to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, permanently protecting public recreation and birding opportunities, supporting underground aquifer resources, and providing critical habitat f

Article by Peter Harnik and Alexandra Hiple that appeared in the September 2016 edition of Parks & Recreation magazine.

Press release
September 15, 2016

The Trust for Public Land, buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, and The Texas Trees Foundation today presented the initial results of their Smart Growth for Dallas partnership to the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board.

Press release
November 11, 2014

The fastest growing city in America is also gaining new parkland. The Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos, Texas, will gain an additional 89 acres of open space and habitat to increase public access to nature in the city’s biggest park.

In the news
October 7, 2013

Austin is known for a vibrant system of city parks. A new rating system is showing how Austin stacks up with other big U.S. cities. Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development for the Trust For Public Land Adrian Benepe spoke to KVUE about the system.

In the News
November 7, 2012

Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval yesterday to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday.

In the News
June 12, 2012

A critical block of Texas bottomland hardwood forest has been added to the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced today.

The Central Texas Greenprint is helping counties protect their most valued resources with a plan that reflects residents’ specific needs—while taking into account the larger region.

The Trust for Public Land has joined with several other leading land conservation organizations, to form the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation—a task force created by the Land Trust Alliance.

In the News
September 22, 2010

An important 45-acre property, Ostermayer Bayou, has been preserved on West Galveston Island, The Trust for Public Land announced today. TPL bought the land and has conveyed it to the Galveston County Department of Parks and Senior Services.