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Nov 05, 2014, 09:22 ET 3 Big States Lead Record Vote For Land Conservation

A record $13 billion for land conservation was approved by voters across America Tuesday, including large statewide measures in Florida, New Jersey,...


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 announced...


May 29, 2014, 12:01 ET The Trust for Public Land Releases 2014 ParkScore® Index, Rating Park Systems in 60 Largest U.S. Cities

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


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 non-profit in ...


Mar 20, 2014, 10:28 ET 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 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 today....


Nov 06, 2013, 01:47 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 and...


Jun 17, 2013, 09:00 ET 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, 12:01 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 couldn't...


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, 12:01 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 Royal ...


Dec 19, 2012, 02:49 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, 07:30 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 George ...


Nov 07, 2012, 02:21 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 Land ...


Oct 05, 2012, 01:00 ET Agreement Reached to Prevent Drilling in Hoback Basin

The Trust for Public Land announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) to purchase...


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 conserve a ...


Aug 16, 2012, 08:00 ET 835-Acre Property in New Jersey Highlands to expand Rockaway River Wildlife Management Area

The Trust for Public Land, State of New Jersey, Morris County, and Jefferson Township are pleased to announce that a 835-acre property, previously...


Aug 06, 2012, 09:00 ET Conservation Groups Announce Plan To Buy Royal Gorge Property On Donner Summit

The famed 3,000-acre Royal Gorge property on Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada will be bought and protected from development under an agreement...


Aug 06, 2012, 06:00 ET Dr. Janet And John Haas Announce $1 Million Gift To The Trust For Public Land Parks For People-Philadelphia Program

John and Janet Haas announced today they will donate $1 million over the next four years to The Trust for Public Land to establish the "Haas...


Jun 18, 2012, 11:58 ET Adrian Benepe Joins The Trust for Public Land as Director of Urban Programs

Adrian Benepe, New York City's Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the past decade, will become Senior Vice President of City Park Development...


May 23, 2012, 05:00 ET The Trust for Public Land Unveils ParkScore™ Rankings for 40 Largest U.S. Cities

A ground-breaking park rating system developed by The Trust for Public Land ranks San Francisco, Sacramento, Boston and New York as the nation's top...


Jan 04, 2012, 08:30 ET Thirty-Two Brooklyn and Queens Community Gardens Turned Over to Local Land Trust

More than a decade after saving scores of community gardens from the auction block, The Trust for Public Land has signed over the deeds to 32 gardens ...