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The City of Bridgeport and The Trust for Public Land today announced the groundbreaking for the complete restoration of Johnson Oak Park and the adjacent grounds of Jettie S. Tisdale School in Bridgeport’s East End neighborhood. The new design for the long-underutilized park space is based on a lengthy planning process, coordinated by The Trust for Public Land, that welcomed design ideas from East End neighbors and from a team of Tisdale student playground designers.

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The most well-known scenes from the civil rights movement unfolded on buses and in churches, at schools and polling stations, on city streets and the National Mall. A new book by historian Andrew W. Kahrl explores a lesser-known front in the fight for equality: the beach.

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The Town of Windsor and The Trust for Public Land today announced the
long-sought acquisition of a 95-acre former golf course property next to Windsor Center, which
will become a new public park. The land-purchase will enable new passive recreation
opportunities, protect water quality, and secure a key segment in a planned greenway that will
one day link Town’s center with the Farmington River, Connecticut River, and downtown
Hartford.

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The New Canaan Land Trust and The Trust for Public Land invite the community to celebrate the conservation of the Silvermine Fowler Preserve at an upcoming public opening. The event features a ribbon-cutting ceremony, nature walks, music, food, fall foliage, and a campfire, and will take place from 2 pm – 6 pm on Saturday, October 21st.

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The Trust for Public Land and the New Canaan Land Trust today announced the permanent conservation of the Silvermine Fowler property, an important swath of land in New Canaan’s Silvermine neighborhood. The property is the picture of an idyllic New England landscape. Whether it’s vibrant with spring blossoms or wrapped in the burnt colors of autumn leaves, the preserve is serene, unspoiled, and brimming with biodiversity. The Trust for Public Land and New Canaan Land Trust partnered to secure public and private funding and to purchase the land from the Fowler family. The property is now owned by the New Canaan Land Trust.

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Residents of Stonington, Connecticut, fought a long campaign to conserve Coogan Farm—a peaceful, rural property on the banks of the Mystic River. Once the land was successfully protected in 2013,...

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If you live near a Trust for Public Land Fitness Zone® area, you've got a great alternative to hitting the gym: you can get your workout in at a neighborhood park, instead. The free outdoor exercise equipment is a great way to mix some fresh air into your fitness routine—and connect with...

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Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and rocky climb from the nearest trailhead. The mountain is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, where thru-hikers culminate months of trekking long...

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In the sport of crew, rowers talk about finding their “swing”—the blissful state when every athlete in the boat is working together in perfect unison. Teams spend hours out on the water working toward that feeling: every oar hitting the water at the same speed and the same angle, pull after pull...

Weir Farm, CT
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When J. Alden Weir traded one of his paintings and $10 for some land in Connecticut in the summer of 1882, he was just looking for a place to call home. He couldn't have predicted how much the place would shape his legacy. Over the years, the farm's peaceful fields and lush woods would inspire...

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