County Land Conservation Award Winners Announced
Large County Category, Winner:
Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program,
Medium County Category, Winner:
Regional Open Space and Natural Resource Management Plan,
Small County Category, Winner:
For detailed descriptions of the winning programs, visit www.tpl.org/awards.
The winning county programs were honored today at the annual NACo Legislative Conference in
Since 1996, 201 counties have prioritized land conservation with new or reconsidered conservation programs. In that time these counties have passed 364 ballot measures, generating over
"American communities are facing numerous challenges, but as we look ahead to how we will grow in better times, local conservation programs are leading us to thoughtful growth," said
Said Stapley, "County officials understand the importance of effective land conservation programs. This award showcases the efforts of several county leaders and will hopefully inspire others to develop land conservation programs in their counties."
Three or more awards are presented each year to county programs from
"As America grows, counties are leading the way with setting aside the places that matter most," said
The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Since its founding in 1972, TPL has helped protect more than 2.5 million acres in 46 states. TPL depends on the support of individuals, foundations and corporations. Visit TPL on the Web at www.tpl.org.
The National Association of Counties (
SOURCE The Trust For Public Land
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