The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR or "see clear") is a nonprofit organization focused on creating sustainable communities and encouraging environmentally conscious and socially responsible development through the facilitation of land recycling. Our work is founded on the belief that the creative reuse of already used lands, (often environmentally-distressed properties, commonly referred to as “brownfields”) is the key to responsible land use and sustainable development. Our work is accomplished through training, technical assistance and funding for communities who are attempting to turn around vacant or environmentally distressed properties through creative private, public, and nonprofit partnerships. CCLR was founded in 1996 as a project of The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national, nonprofit land conservation organization with seed funding from The James Irvine Foundation. CCLR became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 1999.