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The Atlanta Regional Commission, The Trust for Public Land, city of Atlanta and Cobb County have commissioned a $1.5 million study to create a new vision for the Chattahoochee River.

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Since 2013, local volunteers have been working with The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation organization, to create a new community gathering place known as Astoria Hot Springs Park. When construction of the hot springs facilities is complete, The Trust for Public Land will hand off the 98-acre park to a local non-profit entity known as Astoria Park Conservancy. Astoria Park Conservancy’s mission is “to steward Astoria Hot Springs Park in a financially and environmentally responsible manner that promotes broad public access, personal health and safety, and deeper connections between people and nature.”

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Not much happens in Atlanta without Marcia Bansley noticing. In the early 1970s, long before becoming the first executive director of Trees Atlanta, she saw bulldozers chewing through green hills on the south side of Interstate 285, making way for a new development.

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In July of 2018 The Trust for Public Land protected more than 7,000 acres in the South Puget Sound. The land, which is located on the Olympic Peninsula south of Hood Canal and east of Case Inlet, will remain in active timber production while protecting water quality and wildlife habitat. It provides exceptional hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor recreation.

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The Trust for Public Land protected this new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the popular Brainerd Lakes region, which is under considerable development pressure.


In many parts of the country, golf courses are struggling to turn a profit: by some estimates, 800 have closed down in just the past decade. When they do, they leave a hundred-acre question behind: what should happen to all that land?

In some communities, locals opt to keep once-private...

Photo of current school yard conditions and kids designing and drawing pictures

In 2017, a science teacher from West Philadelphia's K- 8 Add B. Anderson School saw what The Trust for Public Land was doing across Philadelphia and worked with Anderson's principal to identify the school as a high priority site for a new schoolyard. The Add B. Anderson School community uses the current asphalt schoolyard for a variety of activities including morning greeting, recess, and participation in the Harlem Lacrosse mentorship program. An upgraded schoolyard will give the 480 students, and the 9,500 people within a 10-minute walk of Anderson, a quality play space in which to exercise, grow, and learn.

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The U.S. Forest Service and The Trust for Public Land announced today that more than 900 acres have been added to the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) and Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC), has added 7,018 acres of forestland to the Stillwater State Forest.

Photo of someone with a view from Moxie Bald Mountain

The Trust for Public Land is working to protect Maine's pristine 1,200-acre Bald Mountain Pond and its surrounding lands—a nearly 2,600-acre conservation project decades in the making. Success will ensure protection of a century-old forest and 8 miles of unspoiled waterfront from incompatible development.