Kids play in a stream at Storymill Park

A decade ago, Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods sounded the alarm: our culture's increasing alienation from the natural world is taking a toll on our kids. In the wake of the book's success, Louv co-founded the Children & Nature... Read more

Fireworks over a forest.

"New year, new you"—it’s easier said than done. Although most of us can think of changes we’d like to make in our lives (more time outdoors, anyone?), making good on resolutions can be a challenge. We start out with the best intentions, slack off by spring... Read more

The Trust for Public Land met Donna Kirkland at a community meeting back in 1996—she was full of big ideas, and we knew right away that we wanted her on our team. Today, she runs our Parks for People... Read more

A girl holds a leaf at The Preserve, CT

Maddy McCuin was only six years old when she learned that her favorite place to play—a forest on the Connecticut coast—was up for sale.

Developers had envisioned a golf course and hundreds of houses, but Maddy, like others who loved to explore the... Read more

Happy opening day, baseball fans! Here at Trust for Public Land blog headquarters, we’re wondering how this season could possibly top last year’s. Not only did we get to cheer on our hometown San Francisco Giants as they took the 2014 World Series, we ... Read more

Flickr user Sarah Wampler

The most pressing environmental challenge of our time may not be species extinction, habitat destruction, or even climate change. If you ask Scott Sampson—better known as "Dr. Scott"—it could actually be our disconnection from the natural world around us... Read more

Hiking the Zion Narrows with Erik Weihenmayer

The spectacular canyon views of the Zion Narrows—named number five on National Geographic magazine's ranking of the top 100 American adventures... Read more

In New York City, we’re moving full steam ahead on a railway reinvention—spearheading the effort to create the QueensWay, an innovative multi-use path and trail that will connect communities to green space, and each other. We asked our director of city... Read more

At P.S. 164 in Brooklyn, we helped savvy kids design and create a custom playground that’s both environmentally friendly and fun. In this interview, fifth-grade teacher Taura McMeekin explains how her students are using the innovative features of the... Read more