In a densely populated, park-starved part of central Queens, a coalition of local residents and the Trust for Public Land are working to create new open space from a partially elevated rail line from the 1800s.
On a cold February morning in West Windsor, Vermont, the scene at the base of Ascutney Mountain Resort is particularly chilling. For nearly five years, the lifts haven’t spun and the trails have grown into a mangled mess of maple, poplar and birch... Read more
Cleveland has been strongly influenced by the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. But the waterways were not always viewed as a recreational resource: throughout the city's history, the river and lake were often polluted and unhealthy. Today, Cleveland is... Read more
Voted the second-best place to live by USA Today in 2014, the vibrant city of Bellevue on the shores of Lake Washington has experienced rapid growth since the 1980s. Mercer Slough, an open wetland in what is today the heart of the city, has long... Read more
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
The Bloomingdale Rail Line was born an elevated freight line a century ago. When businesses closed, so did the railroad. Left behind are lonely reminders of the past that sit in the midst of a future quite different.