Mount Loretto

Mount Loretto, New YorkPhoto credit: Alex Tehrani

When developers targeted a small patch of woods on Staten Island's southwestern shore for 24 homes the state asked TPL to help add the land to the Mount Loretto Unique Area, created with TPL's help years earlier. TPL was able to purchase the land, known as Butler Manor, and its protection kept intact over 600 acres of unbroken and ecologically diverse parkland near New York City's waterfront.

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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.