Trust for Public Land Statement on Passing of Former National Board Chair George Denny

Trust for Public Land is saddened by the passing of former National Board of Director’s member and chairman, George Denny. Denny joined TPL’s National Board of Directors in 1990 and served as its chairman from 2003 to 2010.

Diane Regas, TPL’s president and CEO, praised Denny’s steady hand on the National Board and his outsized impact. “Trust for Public Land benefitted from George’s commitment to conservation and his determination that future generations enjoy all the benefits of the natural world,” she said. “He touched so many people here at TPL through his warmth and wit and vision.”

We are deeply grateful for the time George Denny gave to TPL. To read more about George’s life and legacy, please read our blog post here.

About Trust for Public Land 

Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit that works to connect everyone to the benefits and joys of the outdoors. As a leader in equitable access to the outdoors, TPL works with communities to create parks and protect public land where they are needed most. Since 1972, TPL has protected more than 4 million acres of public land, created more than 5,364 parks, trails, schoolyards, and iconic outdoor places, raised $93 billion in public funding for parks and public lands, and connected nearly 9.4 million people to the outdoors. To learn more, visit