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In a newsletter to his constituents in the fall of 1969, Senator Gaylord Nelson announced an “environmental teach-in” planned for college campuses the following year—an event that would come to be known as the first Earth Day. In the newsletter, he...

"Today is fantastic. It's been a long, long battle," said Santa Cruz County Supervisor Neal Coonerty to the San Jose Mercury News. "The north coast was under threat for a long time, and through the efforts of a lot of people, it is going to be preserved and protected for our children...

Each year, The Trust for Public Land compiles the City Parks Facts report—the nation's most complete compilation of data about urban parks in the nation's largest 100 cities.

The report calculates several measures of how city park systems serve...

The Never-Still Life

Catching waves, bagging peaks, chasing powder—public land is what makes it all possible. That’s why we work across the country to protect places where everyone can get outside, from the best of the backcountry to your go-to neighborhood parks and trails.

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Small Business Awards 2014 The Trust for Public Land

As the city of Chattanooga, TN, focuses on creating a healthy, connected community, The Trust for Public Land has become the go-to organization for helping link parks to neighborhoods through innovative projects like the Tennessee...

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