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The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) was founded in 1992 in order to protect the coastal prairie west of Houston known as the Katy Prairie. Over 20,000 acres of the historic Katy Prairie have been protected thanks to KPC’s efforts.

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

This report analyzes the City of Plano’s parks, trails, recreation centers, and sports fields and documents a selection of the significant economic benefits that the park and recreation system provides to area residents.

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Familiar but striking, delicate yet tough, monarch butterflies endure of one nature’s most grueling voyages, fluttering thousands of miles between their summer range across northern North America and their wintering grounds at a handful of Oyamel fir forests in the mountains west of Mexico City...

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that the 520-acre Peaceful Springs Preserve has been added to the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, permanently protecting public recreation and birding opportunities, supporting underground aquifer resources, and providing critical habitat for endangered species and other wildlife.

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

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The Trust for Public Land, buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, and The Texas Trees Foundation today presented the initial results of their Smart Growth for Dallas partnership to the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Board.

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The fastest growing city in America is also gaining new parkland. The Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos, Texas, will gain an additional 89 acres of open space and habitat to increase public access to nature in the city’s biggest park. The Trust for Public Land secured the property for conveyance later this week to the City of San Marcos, as a critical addition to the natural area.

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Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval yesterday to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in their communities, The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday.

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A critical block of Texas bottomland hardwood forest has been added to the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, The Trust for Public Land and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced today.

The Central Texas Greenprint is helping counties protect their most valued resources with a plan that reflects residents’ specific needs—while taking into account the larger region.

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