Updates and photos documenting the participatory design process and construction at the William Dick Elementary Schoolyard in Philadelphia.

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Results from the 2012 Trust for Public Land conservation survey

After years of hard work on the part of The Trust for Public Land and partners, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently granted authority to create the Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, which lies within an hour’s drive of Chicago and Milwaukee.

Adrian Benepe has joined The Trust for Public Land and will work on expanding the playgrounds and urban parks programs from New York City to the rest of the country.

High-school kids attend the Mildred Helms Resurrection Committee’s Park Rangers program, a summer work camp that participates in the daily cleanup of the park, maintenance, landscaping, and other educational activities throughout the summer.

To date, The Trust for Public Land has transformed a 48-mile stretch of the river—part of the Chattachoochee River National Recreation Area—from a dumping ground to a clean, vibrant waterway.

The world knows him as the first blind person to climb Mt. Everest and one of only 100 people to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents, or the Seven Summits.