• The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
    The Equipo Verde participates in a clean up day at an LA Green Alley as a part of the Avalon Green Alleys program.
    Annie Bang

    Meet the Equipo Verde: allies for alleys

    They're turning an alleyway in South Los Angeles into a walkable, bikeable, beautiful public resource.

  • A peak in King, Washington
    Mailbox peak -- King, Washington
    Sean Munson

    Speaking up for public lands: how to write a letter to your representatives

    If you really want to make an impression, there’s a lot to be said for doing it the old-fashioned way.

  • A woman plays fetch with her dog at Whitefish Lake in the Haskill Basin in Whitefish, MT
    A woman plays fetch with her dog at Whitefish Lake in the Haskill Basin in Whitefish, MT
    Steven Gnam

    In Montana, a community keeps the water flowing

    A local ballot measure to fund the protection of Haskill Basin passed with an overwhelming majority of 84 percent.

  • People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
    People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
    TPL archives

    Chattanooga bridges the greenway gap

    "Now there's true connectivity into neighborhoods. This is a big deal."

  • A snowy Wilson Peak rises above autumn forests near Telluride, Colorado
    A snowy Wilson Peak rises above autumn forests near Telluride, Colorado
    Whit Richardson

    Trading spaces for a famous Fourteener

At recess—as in life—everyone falls down sometimes. But until recently, taking a tumble at William Dick School in north Philadelphia could ...
Aerial photo of Kawela Bay, Hawaii
Its idyllic setting on Oahu’s North Shore makes the coastline surrounding Turtle Bay Resort a choice location for wildlife, beach-goers, ...
A snowy Wilson Peak rises above autumn forests near Telluride, Colorado
Even in land conservation, money can't buy everything. Sometimes it takes a trade, instead. A creative land swap last month was the final ...
Tree and city
It doesn't take a diplomat to recognize that it's rare for 195 countries to agree on anything, much less on a subject as thorny as carbon ...
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 ...
Ice skating at Knight's Pond in Maine
Winter can feel like a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make us want to curl ...
Migrating birds
If you’re one of the millions of Americans gearing up for a cross-country trip next week, you know you’re in for all the joys of holiday ...
31 places you made a difference in 2015 with The Trust for Public Land
Skip, stroll, swing, ski, surf … these are just a few of the ways you can experience the land you’ve helped us protect in the past year. ...
Vermont Town Forests
New England is rich in traditions, and our favorite is the community forest. It's an idea with its roots in the colonial era, when ...
Youngest Robie on the farm
When we gather around the table with our loved ones this Thanksgiving, we'll be sharing a success story—and a delicious dish!—from a New ...
Though they live in a state famous for outdoor recreation, most of the children in Denver’s Montbello community lack access to parks and ...
The 606
They grow up so fast! Chicago's newest park and trail is just past six months old, and we're marking the occasion with a new video. We took ...
Land&People magazine
For more than 40 years, The Trust for Public Land has worked to connect people to nature, parks, and each other. These connections are the ...
Mallows Bay, MD
On the Maryland side of the Potomac, in the rural community of Nanjemoy, you'll find a sheltered cove called Mallows Bay. The sandy bluffs ...
It's a big day for us: we're debuting a new look—only the third in our 40-year history—and we hope you like it! A little history: The Trust ...
If you ask urban planners, great public spaces have a lot in common ... even though one of those things is that each is unique! This year, ...
We're big fans of the Appalachian Trail— big, like 250,000 acres big! —so of course we had to ...
Frogtown Park and Farm
Earlier this week, St. Paul celebrated the opening of its newest green space: a one-of-a kind park and urban demonstration farm. But before ...
You may remember Newark Riverfront Park —one of The Trust for Public Land's ...
It's National Public Lands Day! Good thing, too—because these incredible places need your help now more than ever. Some powerful ...
Mount Hunter. Vinson Massif. Latok II. Tsering Masong. Rakekniven Peak. Even before the Himalayan expedition documented in the stunning new ...
Santa Barbara in 1898
Before anyone hyped kombucha or acai berry smoothies, a simpler drink was all the rage among health nuts: mineral water, drawn from natural ...
The National Park Service is marking its hundredth birthday with a special gift to kids. In a bid to get more students and families ...
Denali
North America's highest peak rises 20,310 feet above forests of spruce and aspen, a snow-shrouded behemoth that has always defied ...
City Park, New Orleans
When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans in August 2005, it left 90 percent of historic City Park—an area larger than New York's ...