• 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

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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 ...
The Year in Conservation - The Trust for Public Land
Thanks to The Trust for Public Land members, dozens of irreplaceable landscapes were protected in 2013. Hundreds of acres were saved. And ...
Honey bee visiting a sunflower
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 ...
Two beach chairs on the white sandy beaches of Maho Bay on St. John, USVI
Who else is dreaming of a warm paradise as the temperature drops? We are, especially as we celebrate the successful conservation of one of ...
Crocker Mountain, Maine
Rugged, rocky Maine keeps its secrets well. Among them: the High Peaks—a region of thriving forests, hidden lakes, and sweeping mountain ...
Recently I had to meet a group of out-of-town visitors traveling with The Trust for Public Land to see parks in New York City. I needed to ...
Fall leaves
You've been busy! In November, you swept the yard free of the last autumn leaves and prepped an amazing Thanksgiving meal—but did you know ...
Ronald “Kartoon” Antwine has lived across the street from the vacant lot on Monitor Ave for more than four decades. The weedy, trash-strewn ...
Sick of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday mayhem? Us too. For a more meaningful way to stretch your dollar further—and do some lasting good in ...
Around this time of year, we’re inevitably confronted by a barrage of holiday messages attempting to convince us to celebrate the season by ...
When we took stock of the work The Trust for Public Land completed last month, we were amazed at the range of special places our members ...
If you're a ...
Coogan Farm, Mystic, Connecticut
Locals call Coogan Farm in Mystic, Connecticut, a place where “the country meets the ...
Recently, while visiting Austin, TX, to participate in the ...
Imagine you had a 13-acre neighborhood forest right outside your door, where you could walk the dog, hike with the kids, or snowshoe and ...
When we asked Trust for Public Land members to vote for an image for the 2014 membership card, more than 2,000 of you responded with your ...
Full of fall flavor, this dish from Crimson and Clover farm — ...
During my three decades working for the New York City park system, one thing was sure: our budget was at the mercy of administration ...
Venture out of the haunted house and you'll find the Halloween spirit alive (or even un-dead) in some surprisingly wild places. From eerie ...
In Los Angeles, intrepid seniors are using their local Trust for Public Land Fitness Zone ® area to get outside and get in shape. In this ...
Hiking the Zion Narrows with Erik Weihenmayer
The spectacular canyon views of the Zion Narrows—named number five on National Geographic magazine's ...
cover of Places to Play
This summer, The Trust for Public Land partnered with The Fresh Air Fund to help give city kids a chance to get outside. We supplied host ...
Rebels With A Cause Trailer
The breathtaking beaches and bluffs north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge are a treasured escape—a natural playground in easy reach ...