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Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, The Trust for Public Land is creating parks and conserving land for people in nearly every state across the country. Our work is transforming communities and improving the American way of life. Please join us in making a difference by contributing to one of our signature local campaigns.

Maine: Help expand the Downeast Lakes Community Forest

The vibrant 55,678-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest is much-loved by residents and visitors who frequent it for hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, mountain biking, and more. Now, we have the opportunity to expand this special place by 2,025-acres, including one of the last undeveloped stretches of Sysladobsis Lake.

Working with the community and the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, we’ll protect this land from the threat of development once and for all and create a wild playground for neighbors and visitors alike.

With your help, we’ll deliver on the promises that this land holds for the community. Timber can be sustainably harvested, providing for community investments. Permanent protection of old-growth forest, wetlands, and streams will provide a safe habitat for plants and animals. And access will be guaranteed for recreation of all kinds. Please donate today!

LakevillePhoto credit: Dan Jones

New Hampshire: Support the new Mink Brook Community Forest

Hanover, New Hampshire is a sought-after place to live and work based on its thriving economy and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. But the high quality of life also leads to development pressure. To help protect Hanover’s rural character and provide a welcome retreat for local residents and visitors looking to connect with nature, The Trust for Public Land and local partners are creating the 250-acre Mink Brook Community Forest. Through an upcoming public design process, residents can share their vision for Hanover’s newest outdoor treasure – which may include a trail system for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Please help us make this new vision for a town-owned Community Forest a reality – donate today!

Mink Brook

Help Create Callicoon Riverside Park

The Trust for Public Land is transforming a neglected private RV campground in Callicoon, NY, into a vibrant public park and creating new access to the Delaware River — including almost 4,000 feet of riverfront. Through a public design process, we’ll work with residents to create a park that reflects local priorities and connects people to nature and each other. We will be working with the Town of Delaware, Sullivan County, and the State of New York to create this new permanent public park. We need your help to make this park a reality. Donate today!

ny_callicoon_creek_20190609_010Photo Credit: Steve Aaron Photography

New York: Help Bring NYC Playgrounds to Life!

The Trust for Public Land has transformed more than 200 barren asphalt schoolyards in New York City into vibrant community playgrounds. And after school and on weekends, these new playgrounds open their gates to the entire community. But there is still work to be done. Thousands of kids are still without playgrounds nearby.

As we work to create new playgrounds, we need your help bringing them to life.

Your contribution will empower the schools we work with to provide creative outdoor experiences at their playgrounds, providing programs like gardening and healthy foods curriculum, nature-based math learning, or outdoors movement sessions. The more funds we raise, the more schools we can reach, and the more lives we can help transform for generations to come! Donate Today!

ny_ps15m_10212016_363Opening celebration at New York's PS15M playground.Photo Credit: Nomi Ellensen

Vermont: Help Create Huntington Community Forest

The Trust for Public Land has teamed up with the Town of Huntington, Vermont to create the 245-acre Huntington Community Forest. Located immediately adjacent to the Brewster-Pierce Memorial School, the land is used as an outdoor classroom where kids can learn about the natural world. Its rich and diverse habitat is home to black bear, fisher, otter, and bobcat. A trail network offers exceptional accessibility for town residents and visitors to run, hike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski. Additionally, protection of the property’s riparian areas, wetlands, river corridor, and headwater streams will enhance flood resiliency in the Huntington River Watershed and protect the drinking water source for the school. Donate today to save this recreational and ecological treasure from fragmentation and development – and open up a world of wonder to the students at Brewster-Pierce Memorial School.

As we work to create new playgrounds, we need your help bringing them to life.

Help Create Huntington Community Forest

Help Create Huntington Community ForestPhoto credit: Bob Heiser

Washington: Help Revitalize Kiwanis Methow Park

The City of Wenatchee, residents, and The Trust for Public Land are working together to transform Kiwanis Methow Park. Today this South Wenatchee park at the corner of Spokane and Methow Streets, has only a cracked asphalt basketball court, an unsafe playground, no bathroom, and a worn patch of grass for playing soccer. Donate today!

Photo of dancers and an audiencePhoto credit: Mike Bonnicksen for The Trust for Public Land

Wyoming: Astoria Hot Springs Park

Before closing to the public in 1999, Astoria Hot Springs was an essential recreation and gathering space for the community of Jackson, Wyoming. Now, The Trust for Public Land has permanently protected public access to the riverfront property and we’re working with the Town of Jackson, designers, and community partners to create a new 98-acre Astoria Hot Springs Park with walking trails, gathering spaces, and hot springs pools.

Our $5 million Astoria Hot Springs Park Campaign supports the purchase of the park land, the community-driven design process, and the construction of the hot springs facilities. Help create this special park – donate today!

wy_astoriahotsprings_08272014_038.jpgChildren playing in the proposed Astoria Hot Springs parkPhoto Credit: ©David Stubbs 2014