The Trust for Public Land

Updated
21 Oct 2019

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Schoolyard garden at William Cramp Elementary School, renovated by The Trust for Public Land in 2016. Photo by Jenna Stamm.

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) creates parks and protects land throughout the United States, with more than 30 offices around the country. Since its founding in 1972, it has protected more than 3,000,000 acres of land. The nonprofit conducts planning operations that include data analysis and mapping, supports legislation to secure funding for parks and conservation, helps partners acquire and safeguard land for the public, and provides guidance for communities to ensure new parks can be used and maintained. In 2019, TPL received a Center Project grant to collaborate with artist Eve Mosher on the presentation of Heat Capture: Stories from Philadelphia's hottest neighborhoods, a collection of arts-based responses to the personal impacts of a warming climate on Philadelphia’s citizens.