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Squak Mountain, Washington

If you've ever hiked the Pacific Northwest—or dreamed of it, as an armchair traveler—you know the peace and stillness of a walk in the woods: lush ferns underfoot, pine boughs overhead, and worries a world away. The forest is such an important part of the ... Read more

Monitor Avenue Park, Los Angeles

In Los Angeles last weekend, a neighborhood street echoed with the sound of soaring swing-sets, clattering skateboards, and the buoyant brass of a Mariachi band. It was the grand opening of Watts Serenity Park—and for community advocate... Read more

Boeddeker Park opening celebration

Few places need a good park more than the Tenderloin. In the densest of San Francisco neighborhoods, many residents live in single rooms—making public open space critical to the community’s health and... Read more

Children standing by a pond

As a boy, I spent a good chunk of my summers on one of New Hampshire's many ponds.  Our family would rent a small cottage, and my two brothers and I would spend days outside doing what generations of Granite State children have done: fishing, swimming,... Read more

Androscoggin Headwaters, New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, conservationists of all kinds are celebrating the resolution of a six-year effort to safeguard the forests and streams of the vast Androscoggin Headwaters. The agreement with... Read more

The Preserve, Connecticut

Locals know this leafy wonderland as simply, “The Preserve”—but that’s a bit of a misnomer. In fact, the thousand-acre property is the largest piece of unprotected coastal forest between Boston and New York, the subject of hotly contested development... Read more

Exploring the L. A. River Bikepath, just north of Rattlesnake Park \

News broke this week that The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recommended approval of an ambitious, $1-billion proposal to restore habitat, widen the river, create... Read more

Point Arena-Stornetta, California

To locals, there’s never been any doubt that the windswept bluffs and gorgeous meadows of Point Arena are a national treasure. Last week, President Obama made it official, adding more than 1,... Read more

Brooklyn, New York City

In Brooklyn, kids are celebrating the opening of three more brand-new, custom-built playgrounds—the latest of more than 150 created for New York City public schools with help from The Trust... Read more

Two beach chairs on the white sandy beaches of Maho Bay on St. John, USVI

Who else is dreaming of a warm paradise as the temperature drops? We are, especially as we celebrate the successful conservation of one of the Caribbean’s best beaches—now permanently protected forever, for all to enjoy. Take a mental vacation to the white... Read more

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