• A peak in King, Washington

    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.

  • People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga

    Chattanooga bridges the greenway gap

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

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

    Meet the Equipo Verde: allies for alleys

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

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

    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.

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

    Trading spaces for a famous Fourteener

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Center for City Park Excellence
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Rachel Carson
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Flickr user Sarah Wampler
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Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument
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Squak Mountain, Washington
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Old Speck Mountain, Maine
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Rich Reid
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Colonel Charles Young
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Watts Serenity Park, Los Angeles
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Cold Stream Forest, Maine
It’s early—very early—and the low morning light is just beginning to pass through the dense foliage overhead. You can’t hear much above the ...
Photo by Carlos Pericas
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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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