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today celebrated the addition of approximately 100 acres of bottomland hardwood forestland to the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, located along Texas' Gulf Coast. The project marks TPL's sixth collaboration with the San Bernard Refuge, bringing the total acreage protected through this partnership to more than 4,300 acres.

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Residents in Houston?s East End will soon enjoy more parkland with the acquisition of a scenic 10-acre waterfront parcel. Known as Buffalo Bend, the parkland is located on Houston?s historic Buffalo Bayou.

"Renewing the Source: The Redesign of a San Antonio Park Reconciles Citizens From Opposite Sides of the Tracks" (San Pedro Springs Park) originally appeared in Landscape Architecture Magazine, June, 2004.

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Brazoria County and the Trust for Public Land (TPL), today celebrated the addition of 102 acres of bottomland hardwood forestland to the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, located less than one hour south of Houston.

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TPL announced today it has preserved 96 acres of Hill Country terrain, completing the protection of the 457-acre McKeever property. Located about 30 miles northwest of Austin, the property will be included in the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.

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TPL recently transferred 302 acres of forested uplands connecting Bastrop and Lee Counties to the Pines and Prairies Land Trust (PPLT) to further protect the region's clean air, and conserve habitat for the endangered Houston toad. The land will be dedicated to scientific research and low-impact public recreation opportunities.

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TPL announced today that it has permanently protected more than 300 acres, in two separate tracts, for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD). The properties will protect existing open space and provide further stormwater flood control along Spring Gully in southeast Harris County.

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TPL announced the addition of nearly eight acres, located within the Walnut Creek watershed in east Austin, to the City of Austin's Parks and Recreation Department for the expansion of the Walnut Creek trail.

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A 709-acre tract of land located on a historic dude ranch was transferred to the City of San Antonio for the Edwards Aquifer Land Acquisition and Park Expansion Program for permanent protection of the city's drinking water, stored underground in the Edwards Aquifer—the primary source of water for San Antonio. In their first-ever collaborative project in the state, the Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy of Texas announced today that they had transferred the critically sensitive open space, located 30 miles northwest of San Antonio, to the city for permanent protection.

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A new source of funding will give state and local governments, land trusts and nonprofits a new method for protecting forestland in Texas. In a letter to the USDA Forest Service, Governor Rick Perry designated the Texas Forest Service (TFS) as the lead agent for The Forest Legacy Program (FLP), a national conservation program that provides federal assistance to protect forestland threatened by conversion to non-forest uses.