• 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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