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The results of a nine-month open space needs assessment for Travis County illustrate the need for future land conservation efforts to increase focus on the Colorado River corridor and its creek corridors in the eastern portions of Austin and Travis County, infill and city parks in central and east Austin, and aquifer recharge lands that connect existing city-owned water quality and habitat protection properties.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced today it has permanently protected an additional 197 acres of bottomland hardwood forestland for the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. The property, known as Dry Creek, will increase the size of critical refuge land for a variety of migratory songbirds and waterfowl. Dry Creek will be added to the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, located near the Gulf Coast.

In the News

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) joined today with the Texas General Land Office (GLO) in reaching an interim solution in the ongoing effort to preserve one of the last large undeveloped tracts on Galveston Island's West End. Today the School Land Board approved the purchase of an undeveloped property at McAllis Point, located just west of Indian Beach. The purchase is a critical milestone in the conservation of one of the few remaining open spaces left of Galveston Island.

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The Trust for Public Land announced that a scenic heritage farm nestled in the path of industrial and residential development has been permanently protected and is slated to become a major park site for the City of Allen.

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The Trust for Public Land announced that a local natural haven will be conserved to promote cleaner air and to protect prime habitat land for an endangered animal. TPL purchased the 210-acre property and conveyed it to the Pines and Prairies Land Trust (PPLT), a local nonprofit land conservation organization serving Bastrop, Lee, Fayette, and Caldwell counties. This is the second land acquisition purchased using Alcoa settlement funds from a recent civil suit against the local aluminum producer for emissions violations.

Press release

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced today it has permanently protected an additional 740 acres of bottomland hardwood forestland for the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. The property, known as Linville Bayou, will increase the size of critical refuge land for a variety of migratory songbirds and waterfowl.

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TPL has acquired property in a rapidly-developing area in Southwest Arlington with the aim of establishing a new a nature preserve in the City of Arlington. The property had been slated for residential development before TPL was able to reach an agreement to protect the land with the developer that owned it. TPL will hold the 58-acre property, located just southeast of I-20 and Bowman Springs Road, until the City can purchase the land using funds from a $13.6 million parks bond package approved by Arlington voters on Saturday. TPL expects to transfer the property to the City early this summer.

Press release

Today the City of Wylie, located about 20 miles northeast of Dallas, announced the acquisition of 253 acres of land to be used primarily for a regional park and nature preserve in the center of a development hotspot.

In the News

TPL added 421 acres of significant endangered species land to the Government Canyon State Natural Area in San Antonio, part of a 12-year effort by local agencies, residents, conservation groups, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to protect land located over the Edwards Aquifer, the primary source of drinking water for the City of San Antonio.

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The Trust for Public Land, along with Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Harris County Flood Control District, celebrated the final step in securing the land for Buffalo Bend Nature Park for Harris County Precinct Two. U.S. Representative Gene Green (D-29) and Commissioner Sylvia R. Garcia attended and spoke at the event. Buffalo Bend, located in historic Buffalo Bayou, will offer Houston's East End residents an anchor park linked by a new trail system to other public space along the bayou.