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2012-09-30 02:20:03

Program honors Boston attorney who helped create the Land Trust Alliance CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Stein, a leader in forests and rural lands conservation and managing director of Lyme Timber Co, was named the Kingsbury Browne Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Stein, who previously was senior vice president at the Trust for Public Land, was also named the winner of the Kingsbury Browne Conservation Leadership Award by the Land Trust...

2012-09-19 06:28:53

BRAINERD, Minn., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota conservation advocates and Potlatch Corporation announced today that they have reached final agreement on an $11 million deal to conserve a nearly 2,000-acre natural area along the Mississippi River northeast of Brainerd, Minnesota. The area is known by conservation leaders as "Mississippi River Northwoods." "This conservation effort took a great deal of leadership, commitment and patience from many--including Crow Wing...

2012-09-05 06:23:45

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Martin Camp, Katie Davis and David Fainer as the finalists for Santa Barbara's Cox Conserves Heroes program. The winner will be chosen through an online vote, which is open to the public through Sept. 21 at CoxConservesHeroes.com. Sponsored locally by Montecito Bank & Trust, Cox Conserves Heroes honors volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces....

2012-09-04 06:22:48

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Ed Amador, Michael Beanan and Jean Watt as the finalists for Orange County's Cox Conserves Heroes program. The winner will be chosen through an online vote, which is open to the public through Sept. 21 at CoxConservesHeroes.com. Cox Conserves Heroes honors volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. Ed Amador works to save Orange County's historic Holtz...

2012-08-29 06:21:34

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land announced Megan Chang-Haines, Michael McCoy and Sally Nelson as the finalists for San Diego's fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. The winner will be chosen through an online vote, which is open to the public through Sept. 10 at CoxConservesHeroes.com. Sponsored locally by Think Blue San Diego and radio partners KYXY 96.5 and Energy 103.7 FM, Cox Conserves Heroes honors volunteers who are...

2012-08-21 06:21:35

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KTVU Channel 2 and The Trust for Public Land today announced the finalists for the Bay Area's fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the finalists. All three finalists receive a $2,500 donation for their nonprofit of choice. They are now competing for an additional $7,500 - bringing the total donation to $10,000 on behalf of the winner, who will be chosen...

2012-08-15 06:21:22

ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Channel 2 WSB-TV and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) are seeking nominations for Atlanta's fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes program. Nominations are being accepted for volunteers who are helping to create, preserve or enhance shared outdoor spaces throughout Metro Atlanta. A total of $15,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. Nominations are open through August 20. To nominate a...

2012-08-06 02:22:43

TRUCKEE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 announced today by The Trust for Public Land, the Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT), and the Northern Sierra Partnership (NSP). The agreement is a big change for a property that, as recently as 2007, had been slated for major resort development. That proposal stalled in the face of...

2012-08-06 02:21:28

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Challenge" to accelerate the national conservation organization's initiative to create community-designed green play spaces in schoolyards and recreation centers in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. "The Trust for Public Land believes every child needs a nearby place to play outside, and we...

2012-07-26 06:21:30

SEATTLE, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KIRO 7, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), announced Laura James as Western Washington's 2012 Cox Conserves Hero. As her nonprofit of choice, Sustainable West Seattle will receive $10,000. As an eco-friendly scuba diver, she volunteers her time to removing batteries and other pollutants from the water. James was nominated as a Cox Conserves Hero for her commitment to the Puget Sound. In addition to James, this year's finalists each...