Water

Aerial view of a mountain and surrounding land

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.

Photo of Indian Jack Lake

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.

Press release

The Town of Windsor and The Trust for Public Land today announced the
long-sought acquisition of a 95-acre former golf course property next to Windsor Center, which
will become a new public park. The land-purchase will enable new passive recreation
opportunities, protect water quality, and secure a key segment in a planned greenway that will
one day link Town’s center with the Farmington River, Connecticut River, and downtown
Hartford.

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A fundraising campaign to revitalize the Astoria Hot Springs Park has raised 70 percent of the money needed to start construction next year.

Press release

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Council Member Peter Koo, representatives from MetLife Foundation, The Trust for Public Land, and students and faculty from JHS 189Q and the Flushing International School today officially opened the school’s new, state-of-the-art, green playground to serve the students and surrounding community. The new $1 million playground will bring 36,000 Flushing residents within a 10-minute walk of a park that includes an artificial turf field, running track, green roof gazebo, outdoor classroom, garden, a grove of trees, bleachers, benches and a handball wall. The new design includes green infrastructure such as the turf field, paving stones, bioswales, trees and garden area that will capture 700,000 gallons of stormwater per year, vastly improving the health of Flushing Creek.

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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.

Press release

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.

Photo of Stillwater State Forest

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.

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