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The Texas Historical Commission (THC) in conjunction with The Trust for Public Land recently acquired 230 acres of land adjacent to the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site near West Columbia. The acquisition, the first between the agency and the organization, will ensure visual protection of the plantation in its historic setting near the banks of the Brazos River.

One of the fastest growing counties in the state, Travis County is surrounded by hills on the west and blackland prairie on the east. Many of the 850,000 residents work for the government, or in high tech industry, research, and education.

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Today, Mayor Tom Leppert announced that through a $100,000 grant from MetLife Foundation to The Trust for Public Land, the City of Dallas has the money to build the Fast Track Overlook at the Trinity River Corridor. Mayor Leppert made the announcement this morning during his first quarterly meeting for the Trinity River Corridor.

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The Trust for Public Land is set to present an action plan to implement recommendations developed from the West Galveston Island's Greenprint for Growth at Thursday's city council meeting. The report is the result of the year-long process to define a community vision for future growth and local natural resource protection.

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Elected officials, environmental experts, and conservation advocates gathered in Webberville this morning to showcase the Colorado River and present a report illustrating a community vision and recommendations for the Colorado River Austin to Bastrop corridor.

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Longtime parks and conservation advocate George Bristol was recognized by The Trust for Public Land (TPL) with the organization's first annual Texas Land & People Award. TPL presented the award to George during an event to celebrate the accomplishments of the 80th legislative session for parks in Texas.

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An acquisition of 115 acres along Spring Creek by The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a nonprofit land conservation organization, completes the 7.5-mile portion of the Spring Creek Greenway linking Harris County Precinct 4's Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center and Pundt Park along the south side of Spring Creek to create a more than 2,300-acre linear park.

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The Trust for Public Land announced Friday that it would donate a 44-acre parcel of land to the City of Austin to enhance the Barton Creek Wilderness Park.

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Austin leaders Mayor Will Wynn and Council Member Lee Leffingwell today announced AMD's $1.5 million contribution to protect open space Central Texas. This contribution is the first half of a total commitment of $3 million AMD has pledged to protect environmentally sensitive land in the Barton Springs segment of the Edward's Aquifer and Central Texas.

Armand Bayou Watershed, in southeastern Texas, encompasses over 37,000 acres
and parts of five local jurisdictions. The area is urbanizing rapidly, but examples
remain of native coastal prairie and woodlands. The partnership, which includes
government agencies, nonprofit organizations, civic groups, academic institutions,
business and industry groups, and utilities, is dedicated to preserving and enhancing
the natural integrity of the Watershed.