Massachusetts Land and Water

North of Highland Campground, MassachusettsPhoto credit: Jerry and Marcy Monkman

Millions of people live, work, and play along Massachusetts coasts, rivers, and ponds. From the salt marshes and and pristine white sand beaches, the hundreds of public ponds, to our most urban rivers—Neponset, Charles, and Mystic—Massachusetts water is an irreplaceable natural resource. The Trust for Public Land preserves the connection of the land and water to our residents by ensuring clean public access, creating new natural areas along urban rivers, and safeguarding our drinking water.





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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.3 million acres and completed more than 5,400 park and conservation projects.