South Carolina

The Trust for Public Land will present a new report to Beaufort County Council at Monday's council meeting which shows the county's parks, trails and open spaces program generates hundreds of millions of dollars a year in economic benefits to county... Read more

The parks, trails, and conserved open spaces in Beaufort County, South Carolina, provide substantial economic benefits to the community's residents. The Trust for Public Land’s Conservation Economics team identified nine ways these lands contribute to the... Read more

The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, with linear trails among the most popular of the new facilities. By connecting people with places, trails make communities more walkable and livable as children find safer routes to school,... Read more

The United States is in the midst of an urban park renaissance, and linear trails are among the most popular of the new facilities. Trails are proving their economic, environmental, transportation, and community-building values. Charleston, South Carolina... Read more

The Marine Corps Air Station, one of the main economic engines in northern Beaufort County, wanted to create a buffer of underdeveloped land around the base. TPL helped Beaufort County acquire easements on waterfront and farmlands to help alleviate future... Read more

The Trust for Public Land, National Park Service, and Friends of Congaree Swamp were joined by students from Kelly Mill Middle School, local community members, and... Read more

Congaree National Park has grown by another 434 acres, the last phase of a multi-year addition of 1,840 acres to the park, The Trust for Public Land and the National Park... Read more

Legislation being considered this week by the House of Representatives will virtually eliminate funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and have drastic impacts on communities across the nation, according to The Trust for Public Land. The... Read more

Home to the popular Hilton Head Island Resort, Beaufort County was South Carolina's fastest-growing county in the 1990s, with a population increase of nearly 40 percent over that decade. In 2000, concerned that growth might overwhelm their coastal county,... Read more

In the early 1700's, the Yemassee Indians lived and traded on what is now the Altamaha Town Preserve. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 100-acre site was the hometown of the Yemassee tribe chief and also contains two burial mounds and... Read more

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