Historic sites

Kiket Island, Washington

TPL was able to help the Swinomish tribe and the state of Washington craft a conservation solution that shared ownership and operating costs, managed the land jointly and regulated visitation. Today Kiket Island is both part of an Indian Reservation and a state park—a national first.

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Maine

Only four practicing members of the Shaker religion are alive today—all living at the 1,700-acre Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Forest and Farm located 20 miles north of Portland, Maine.

West Creek Preserve, Ohio. Photo: Ken Sherman

The 90-acre Gateway Property contains the longest natural stretch of the Cuyahoga River within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, providing important wildlife habitat and resource protection.

The Trust for Public Land is helping to create an infrastructure of parks and protected lands throughout the entire Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

With the assistance of Cleveland businesses and foundations, in 1978 TPL began securing lands for eventual federal ownership. In thirty years, TPL has completed more than twenty acquisitions for the park

Richfield Colesium, Ohio

At the request of local citizen groups and community leaders, The Trust for Public Land acquired the property, demolished the vacant arena, and transferred ownership to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Weir farm National Historic Site, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Through nearly two dozen transactions, The Trust for Public Land reassembled the original farm property, worked with the Weir Farm Trust and the state to permanently protect it.

Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

TPL helped add land to the Pipestone National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service that protects archaeological resources and natural features such as Winnewissa Falls on Pipestone Creek.

Sabo Farm, Minnesota. Photo: Bob Firth

When Harold and Doris Sabo approached retirement, they decided to sell their 2,500-acre Clearwater County farm bordering the Red Lake Chippewa Reservation in northern Minnesota.

Pilot Knob, Minnesota. Photo: Peter Crouser

Native Dakota people once performed ceremonies on this hill overlooking the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in the Twin Cities suburb of Mendota Heights.