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The Trust for Public Land announced today it has received a $30,000 grant from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to increase public awareness of the benefits of the Sarasota Legacy Trail and its proposed extension.

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and The Trust for Public Land today announced that The Trust for Public Land has purchased the land for the next public park enhancement project on Cape San Blas in Gulf County. The land, for which is planned several new park features, is the fifth park project in the Florida Panhandle as part of the Florida Coastal Access Project and using Phase V Early Restoration Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) funding from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Climate change can be hard to wrap your head around: it’s a tough task to keep up with the news—never mind the science. Sometimes just thinking about the challenges ahead can feel so daunting that it’s tempting to ignore the issue altogether.

But turning a blind eye is no way to prepare...

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The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation to help extend The Legacy Trail into downtown Sarasota.

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that 626 acres of Wolfe Creek Forest has been acquired and added to the Blackwater River State Forest.

Article by Peter Harnik and Alexandra Hiple that appeared in the September 2016 edition of Parks & Recreation magazine.

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Update—November 9, 2016: Americans voted overwhelmingly in support of parks this Election Day. Of the 86 park, conservation, and restoration measures that appeared on ballots across the country, 68 passed. That means that in one day, voters like you created $6.3 billion for land...

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In the spring of 2010, Terry Breed and his wife, Susan, opened a pontoon boat rental business in Destin, Florida.

“We were retired, bored, and looking for something to do,” says Terry. They leased some land and a dock down at the mouth of Choctawhatchee Bay and, far from kicking back to...

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TD Bank has donated $850,000 to The Trust for Public Land to install six Fitness Zone® areas in Miami-Dade County parks, the two organizations announced today.

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The Trust for Public Land announced that they have completed the purchase of properties in the Cities of Destin and Lynn Haven, Fla., which will become new coastal parks. The acquisitions are for two of four new coastal Panhandle parks being funded through the $34.4 million Florida Coastal Access Project, as approved by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) along with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees. The Trust for Public Land, working independently of DEP, was instrumental in acquiring four properties across the panhandle for new parks using early restoration funds from the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

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