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Jun 26, 2014, 06:00 ET

The Trust for Public Land Launches National Campaign - and Social Media Push - to Protect Land and Create Parks

 The Trust for Public Land, the only national conservation organization dedicated to creating parks and protecting land for people, today...

May 29, 2014, 00:01 ET

The Trust for Public Land Releases 2014 ParkScore® Index, Rating Park Systems in 60 Largest U.S. Cities

Minneapolis took top honors on The Trust for Public Land's 3rd annual ParkScore® index, earning a perfect "5-park bench" rating from the...

May 02, 2014, 10:42 ET

Report Reveals Strengths of Statewide Conservation Programs

A new report reveals the best attributes for successful statewide conservation programs. Among the ideal characteristics of a state conservation...

Mar 26, 2014, 09:00 ET

Which Cities Have Most Swimming Pools? Disc Golf Courses? Find Out in City Parks Report

Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national...

Mar 20, 2014, 10:28 ET
Science Museum of Minnesota Minnesota Conservation Leadership Award Winners Kate Wolford, President, McKnight Foundation; Page Knudsen Cowles, National Board Chair, The Trust for Public Land; Steve Cramer, President and CEO, Minneapolis Downtown Council; Senator Sandra L. Pappas, District 65, St. Paul; Rena Moran, District 65A, St. Paul; Susan Maki, Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; Commissioner Frank Jewell, St. Louis County; Susan Schmidt, Minnesota State Director, TPL. (PRNewsFoto/The Trust For Public Land)

Awards for Minnesota Conservation Leadership Announced

At a ceremony held yesterday at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, The Trust for Public Land announced the winners of its sixth annual...

Dec 18, 2013, 09:00 ET
Beach at Maho Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands.  (PRNewsFoto/The Trust For Public Land, Steve Simonsen Photograph)

One Of The Caribbean's Best Beaches Is Protected For Tourists

As the Caribbean tourist season hits its peak, one of its best beaches has been protected from development, The Trust for Public Land announced...

Nov 06, 2013, 13:47 ET

Voters In Three Cities Approve Spending For Parks

Voters in Newark, Cleveland and Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved local taxes to pay for better parks in their cities, The...

Jul 01, 2013, 10:46 ET

Trust For Public Land Statement on Clean Ohio Fund Approval

 Pam Carson, Ohio state director of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement regarding the approval by Gov. John Kasich...

Jun 17, 2013, 09:00 ET
Blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer hiking through the Zion Narrows. The entrance to the Narrows has been protected by the Trust for Public Land.  (PRNewsFoto/The Trust For Public Land)

Entrance To Zion Narrows Trail Protected

The main entrance hikers use to get to the Zion Narrows Trail, one of the West's most popular hiking routes, has been permanently protected from...

Jun 05, 2013, 00:01 ET

The Trust for Public Land Releases 2013 ParkScore® Index, Rating Park Systems in 50 Largest U.S. Cities

Minneapolis took top honors in The Trust for Public Land's 2nd annual ParkScore index, earning the first perfect "5 park bench" rating from the...

Feb 06, 2013, 11:58 ET

The Trust For Public Land Praises Pick Of Sally Jewell As Interior Secretary

 The choice of Sally Jewell as the next Secretary of the Interior was strongly praised today by The Trust for Public Land. "President Obama...

Jan 02, 2013, 12:00 ET

We Did It! Hoback Drilling Leases Acquired from PXP; Lease Retirement Process Underway Thanks to Unprecedented Local Effort

The Trust for Public Land, working with a broad coalition of environmental organizations, concerned citizens, and more than 1,000 donors, announced...

Dec 21, 2012, 00:01 ET

Famous Cross-Country Ski Resort In Sierra Nevada Protected

Conservation groups today announced the purchase and protection from development of the nation's largest cross-country ski area, the 3,000-acre...

Dec 19, 2012, 14:49 ET

Dinosaur Ranch Protected

 A ranch east of Denver which scientists say is one of the world's best places to study evidence of the extinction of the dinosaurs is being...

Dec 11, 2012, 19:30 ET

Galbraith Estate in Hawaii Protected For Farming

A partnership of public agencies and non-profit organizations today announced the purchase of more than 1,700 acres of land from the estate of...

Nov 07, 2012, 14:21 ET

Voters Give Landslide Approval for Spending on Conservation Nationwide

Across the nation, voters of all political leanings gave overwhelming approval yesterday to taxing themselves and spending money for new parks in...

Oct 11, 2012, 09:00 ET

Zion National Park Property Protected

A 30-acre private parcel in Zion National Park has been protected from potential development and will be added to the park, The Trust for Public...

Oct 05, 2012, 13:00 ET

Agreement Reached to Prevent Drilling in Hoback Basin

Lease buyout will protect 58,000 acres of sensitive land in and around Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest, near Grand Teton National...

Sep 19, 2012, 12:48 ET

Agreement Reached To Conserve "Mississippi Northwoods" Natural Area

 Minnesota conservation advocates and Potlatch Corporation announced today that they have reached final agreement on an $11 million deal to...

Aug 16, 2012, 08:00 ET

835-Acre Property in New Jersey Highlands to expand Rockaway River Wildlife Management Area

More than $3.5 million in State and Federal Highlands Act Funds used for purchase The Trust for Public Land, State of New Jersey, Morris...

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