Clean water protection

A block of 550 acres of land was saved from the developer's bulldozers and is now destined to be added to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area following action by several conservation groups.

Once home to the Veronica Medicinal Springs Water Company, this land in Santa Barbara's Las Positas Valley is now the last undeveloped, privately owned property along Arroyo Burro Creek. Prized by the local Chumash Indian Tribe, the perennial stream flows... Read more

Tucked into the Appalachian Mountains and bisected by the Delaware River, the picturesque crags of the Delaware Water Gap attract visitors year-round for hiking, biking, camping, snowshoeing, birding, and fishing. Its location on the border of New Jersey... Read more

“There is poop going into the East River,” the teacher says, sprinkling black specks onto a cutaway model consisting of buildings, streets, and sewer pipes. It is week three of design class at P.S. 15, the Roberto Clemente School, on Manhattan’s Lower East... Read more

The sprawling 23,000-acre Double E Ranch in southwestern New Mexico is a mosaic of private land and grazing leases on state and federal lands. Its rugged and beautiful terrain boasts Hell's Canyon, a mile-long slot canyon and outdoor playground for hikers... Read more

From the 1800s until the early 20th century, the Plimpton family grew fruit and vegetables and raised livestock on their 320-acre farm. In partnership with the Town of Sturbridge, Opacum Land Trust, the... Read more

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 chatter of the stream over stone, just the wind, when it picks up, and the occasional birdcall. Your hands are numb... Read more

"Allemansrätt" is the Swedish philosophy of the right of public access to land and the implicit responsibility to protect and conserve it. Allemansrätt Wilderness Park in Lindstrom, northeast of St. Paul, occupies more than 90 acres of woodland and wetland... Read more

The Murray Farm is one of the last working farms in Bridgewater. The family ran a dairy farm here in the early 1900s—J.H. Murray was known as the "Midnight Milkman" for his late-night milk deliveries. Today the land is owned by descendants of the original... Read more

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