Trust for Public Land


20 Community Place
Suite 7
Morristown, NJ 07960
County: Morris


Mr. Anthony Cucchi

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For general operating support to advance greener communities in New Jersey through land conservation and urban park development.

Organization Background

The Trust for Public Land was founded in 1972 with goals of protecting land in and around cities and pioneering new land conservation techniques. Not long after the first Earth Day, a group of lawyers, real estate professionals, and finance experts came together around the belief that there was a place for a new organization to acquire land for public ownership. The early partners brought a modern business approach to conservation that was the foundation for The Trust for Public Land. Sophisticated finance and legal techniques have since helped us complete 5,340 park and conservation projects nationwide. Today, The Trust for Public Land focuses its efforts nationally, wherever our skills can help conserve land and create parks for people to enjoy.

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come.

What we do: We protect the places people care about and create close-to-home parks--particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. We also conserve rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand.

How we do it: Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land offers a range of services to address the conservation needs of the 21st century. We help communities raise funds for conservation, conduct conservation research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, gardens, and playgrounds.

Why we do it: At The Trust for Public Land we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to connect with nature. And as research clearly shows, access to nature is an essential prescription for the physical, environmental, social, and economic health of a community.

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