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Thomas S. Reeve has been elected as chair of the national Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land, the organization announced today.
On Jan. 18, 2017, the Chittenden Select Board held a special meeting to discuss the potential purchase of a sizeable piece of Chittenden by the Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). About 17 people attended, in addition to the entire Select Board, three planning commissioners and representatives of the Green Mountain National Forest and the New Hampshire-Vermont Trust for Public Land.
Lea Hong stands at the piko of O‘ahu, the island’s figurative navel, with sweeping views over the central plain toward the Ko‘olau mountains to the east and the Wai‘anae range to the west. With her adorable mini-labradoodle Milo lapping at her slippered toes, the environmental attorney surveys the fields of red dirt and tall grass surrounding this sacred site, the Kukaniloko Birthing Stones—in all some 1,700 acres of prime agricultural land that Hong helped save from development, as she has with so many other critical parcels throughout the Islands in her role as state director of the Trust for Public Land, or TPL.
Carter H. Strickland Jr., the former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, will be the New York State Director of The Trust for Public Land, the organization announced today. In that role, he will oversee one of The Trust for Public Land’s largest programs.
The Trust for Public Land has completed the purchase of land on the Carmel River that will return badly needed summer flows to the river and give the public better access to Palo Corona Regional Park.
The Catamount Outdoor Family Center is an oasis of wooded trails and serene wetlands in the heart of rapidly-developing Chittenden County. And it may soon become Williston’s newest town forest.
The Trust for Public Land and the Land Trust of Napa County (“Land Trust”) today announce the acquisition of a conservation easement over 7,260 acres of a ranch on the shoulders of Mt. St. Helena, one of the largest private properties in Napa County.
The Trust for Public Land today praised President Obama’s decision to expand the California Coastal National Monument by including the Coast Dairies ranch, a six-mile-long Santa Cruz seaside property of meadows, redwood forests, and panoramic ocean views.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is funding an environmental study of Summit Lake as part of its ongoing effort to revitalize the downtrodden Akron neighborhood.
The nonprofit, along with the help of The Trust for Public Land in Cleveland, will examine everything from the water quality to sediment at the bottom of the lake to potential pollution issues on the surrounding public properties.
Summit Lake will have a clean and fun-filled future if Akron residents and two major nonprofit organizations get their way.