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Format: 2017-06-23
Format: 2017-06-23
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Summit Lake will have a clean and fun-filled future if Akron residents and two major nonprofit organizations get their way.

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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.

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"Today, as part of a broader rules package, the House approved a new process for public lands transfers that purposely ignores the cost to the American people of giving away these special places. This vote by the House of Representatives is not only fiscally irresponsible but is an affront to the American public,” said Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land. "By pretending there is no cost to the loss of America’s public lands, the House proposal opens the door to a potential fire sale of the unique and wonderful public lands we all own together. All Americans are the ‘public’ in public lands. Our shared outdoor heritage should be protected for future generations, not exploited for short term gain."

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Today the town of Milan added 577 acres to its Community Forest. These lands will provide the town with income through sustainable timber harvesting, as well as places for local residents to hike, hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors.  The project also protects important wildlife habitat in New Hampshire’s North Country. This is part of a multi-phase project, which will eventually protect nearly 1,400 acres of community forest in Milan.

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An effort to expand Page Pond Community Forest — a highly treasured 567-acre property in eastern Meredith — has secured a string of high-profile grants, including a $250,000 allocation from the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program.

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