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Format: 2018-02-24
Format: 2018-02-24
Press release

The National Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land is thrilled to announce that Diane Regas, currently the Executive Director of Environmental Defense Fund, will become The Trust for Public Land’s President and CEO, effective March 12th. In doing so, The Trust for Public Land renews its commitment to ensuring that parks and natural areas are accessible to every single person in America.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land will present a new report to Beaufort County Council at Monday's council meeting which shows the county's parks, trails and open spaces program generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year in economic benefits to county residents.

In the news

The Bald Mountain Pond area offers a glimpse into what Maine's forests were like more than a century ago. Conifers and fingers of rock surround its pristine, glacier-hewn shoreline, where AT thru-hikers bunk at a lean-to hidden in the pines on the north end. Arctic char–a species that once thrived in most of Maine’s lakes–still swims here, and the endangered Canada lynx roams the woods. That's why the National Park Trust and the Trust for Public Land are campaigning to buy roughly 1,500 acres of land around the pond from a private timber company. The purchase would preserve a parcel of never-logged, old-growth forest and provide public access to previously off-limits Ossie Pond and its population of wild brookies.

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The House of Representatives today passed and sent to the White House a bill naming a Montana mountain for the late Alex Diekmann, a Trust for Public Land Senior Project Manager who died of cancer two years ago. The Senate had passed the same bill in late December, so today’s action means the bill goes to President Trump for his signature.

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A study released today by The Trust for Public Land quantifies for the first time the billions of dollars of economic benefits generated annually by the investment of Colorado Lottery money across the state in parks, trails, land and water conservation, playgrounds, and recreation.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that Shelby Semmes has rejoined the national parks and conservation nonprofit as Vermont/New Hampshire State Program Director, overseeing programmatic and philanthropic activity in New Hampshire and Vermont. The organization's active program in the two states includes long-standing partnerships to establish community-owned forests, conserve land for trails and recreation, and set aside environmentally sensitive natural lands, including in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains of Vermont and within the Appalachian Trail landscape.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that David Patton has joined the organization as Northwest Area Director, overseeing programmatic and philanthropic activity to create parks and conserve green open spaces in Washington and Oregon. Patton will work with the organization's local volunteer advisory board to ensure that residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park, to protect and create access to public lands, and to conserve watersheds and working lands across the region.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s report today showing that natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017:

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To the joy of local outdoor enthusiasts, The Trust for Public Land and Forest Service announced that 640 acres have been added to Lolo National Forest, near Missoula. The Lolo National Forest is an extremely popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, and is appreciated for its hunting and fishing opportunities.

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“We are deeply saddened today about the passing of our friend, Mayor Ed Lee. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mayor Lee’s family, friends and the people of San Francisco, whom he served so well. Mayor Lee was a champion of parks and ensuring all San Franciscans, especially children, had access to green space, and the city he governed was the first to ensure that every resident lived within a 10-minute walk of a park.

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