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Eight Ways Parks Improve Your Health

Pop quiz: Where do people go to get fit? We’ll give you a hint: this place is fun, free, and you probably have a couple favorites right in your own neighborhood. 

We’re talking about public parks. If you live near a great park, you already know the vital role it plays in the health of...

Thanks to The Trust for Public Land members, dozens of irreplaceable landscapes were protected in 2013. Hundreds of acres were saved. And thousands of people are able to connect with nature at public parks and open spaces created with your invaluable support.

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My life with bees over the past 40 years—first as a commercial beekeeper and now as a hobbyist with a few hives in my back yard —has given me a unique lens through which to look at nature, community, and my role working for a national non-profit to create parks and protect the natural places...

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 sandy beaches of...

Rugged, rocky Maine keeps its secrets well. Among them: the High Peaks—a region of thriving forests, hidden lakes, and sweeping mountain vistas to rival the Rockies and Sierras. Offering some of New England’s best hiking and skiing, it’s no surprise that the High Peaks inspire a passionate...

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