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This report identifies the regionally significant acquisition and conservation priorities for King County, Washington.

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This 1,728-acre ranch in south-central Washington will now be open to the public to enjoy its hiking trails, wildflowers, and scenic vistas. The purchase will help conserve up to a mile of important salmon and steelhead habitat and hundreds of acres of shrub-steppe (original sagebrush) habitat.

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The City of Bainbridge Island and the Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation District, in partnership with the Trust for Public Land, the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, and the Bainbridge Island WWII Nikkei Internment & Exclusion Memorial Committee, celebrated the purchase of 22.5 acres of the former Wyckoff site for use as a new waterfront park and memorial.

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TPL announced that it has permanently conserved seven acres of riverfront land along the White Salmon River in southern Washington. The purchase protects two separate parcels along the river, which is protected under the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers law.

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TPL and local community groups are working together to protect a 50-acre waterfront property on Bainbridge Island that would also allow for extension of a memorial in honor of the island?s ? and the country?s ? first Japanese Americans to be interned during WWII.

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TPL protected 640 acres in east King County that had been subdivided into 20-acres lots for residential development. This project marks the first success in the collaborative initiative to protect 600,000 acres of forestland in the western foothills of King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

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Seattle philanthropist -- and longtime supporter of the Trust for Public Land -- Patsy Collins donated her $71.5 million charitable trust to CARE, The Nature Conservancy, and the Trust for Public Land. TPL received approximately $14 million.

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The 25-acre McTavish Highlands in Bellevue's Woodridge neighborhood has been placed into city ownership. The property that had been slated for development will now be permanently preserved as open space after 12 years of effort by the neighborhood, TPL, and the City.

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The property contains the site of the former Eagledale ferry dock where in 1942, the island's Japanese-American residents were gathered for relocation to the Manzanar internment camp in California. These 227 men, women, and children were the first of more than 110,000 people on the west coast to be interned during the war.

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The city of Bainbridge Island will work with TPL to permanently protect a piece of historic property on Bainbridge Island where hundreds of Japanese-Americans were shipped to internment camps.