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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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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...

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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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The Trust for Public Land today announced that the last large unprotected coastal forest between New York and Boston, a 1,000 acre parcel known as The Preserve, will be permanently protected, instead of being developed with houses and a golf course. The land is now owned by Connecticut, the town of Old Saybrook and Essex Land Trust.

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The Trust for Public Land has announced that Newman's Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, will match donations to The Preserve dollar-for-dollar until a $150,000 challenge has been met.

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Fulfilling a promise by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, that the State would be an active partner in the effort to permanently protect a 1,000 acre coastal forest known as The Preserve, the Connecticut State Bond Commission today unanimously voted in favor of contributing $2 million in funding for the project.

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