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To the joy of outdoor enthusiasts and bird lovers, The Trust for Public Land today announced that 190 acres of exceptional habitat for migratory songbirds and wintering waterfowl has been added to the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. The addition will provide important recreational opportunities for local communities as well as the many birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts who visit the area from around the globe.

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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...

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The Trust for Public Land sold valuable Carmel River land and water to the people of Monterey County for a public park and to permanently restore needed water to the Carmel River.

The land is 185 acres of the former Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel Valley. It began two years ago as a partnership among The Trust for Public Land, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, Santa Lucia Conservancy and Trout Unlimited.

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As a fifth-generation Georgian, long-time advisory council member of The Trust for Public Land and an advocate for greenspace issues, I urge all Georgians to support this important initiative. The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act will appear on the ballot in November.

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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.

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and The Trust for Public Land today announced that The Trust for Public Land has purchased the land for the next public park enhancement project on Cape San Blas in Gulf County. The land, for which is planned several new park features, is the fifth park project in the Florida Panhandle as part of the Florida Coastal Access Project and using Phase V Early Restoration Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) funding from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act, which would dedicate annual funding to land conservation projects across the state, was passed unanimously this morning by the House Natural Resources Committee. The measure in its current form would generate approximately $20 million annually without raising or creating any new taxes.

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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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