The Trust for Public Land’s report Connecting and Strengthening Communities: The Economic Benefits of Great Rivers Greenway demonstrates the success of the network of greenways in generating social and economic benefits.

The report includes... Read more

The Lower Meramec River Basin was identified as an ideal location for a pilot project to demonstrate how forestland protection and management in watersheds can protect drinking water supplies.


Why the Lower Meramec River Basin?

Between 2001 and 2004, U.S. Forest Service, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the University of Massachusetts conducted 4 highly... Read more

This report presents a range of public funding options that can protect watershed land in the Lower Meramec counties of St. Louis, Franklin and Jefferson.

St. Louis, MO, 12/30,2005 -The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced that a two-mile stretch of an abandoned rail corridor running through St. Louis's Produce Row will be protected and transformed into a biking and pedestrian trail connecting the... Read more

St. Louis, MO, 11/11/04 - The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Confluence Greenway collaboration continued their ongoing efforts to create a regional greenway along the Mississippi River Corridor with... Read more

St. Louis County, MO 11/25/03 - The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced the protection of 162 acres of land adjacent to the 4,300 acre Columbia Bottom Conservation Area at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. The property will be... Read more

St. Louis, MO - The Trust for Public Land announced today the acquisition and conveyance of a 40-acre dormant farm to become part of the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD). This property will be developed as a new community education center and... Read more