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    Frog Town Park, St. Paul Minnesota, October 4, 2018.
    Andy Richter Photography

    There's a new #1 for city parks in America

    Check out the findings from our 2019 ParkScore® index, and see how your city's parks compare!

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    This constitutes a good day at school. Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, OH.
    Kelly Fortener

    Notes on (saving) camp

    Across the country, grown-up camp kids are rallying to protect the places they remember. 

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    Mary Ann Twitty

    In a "forgotten" vacant lot, neighbors dream of a new park

    For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the empty space on Lynnbrook Avenue.

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    A view of the landscape of the Stillwater property in Montana.
    © Steven Gnam

    Water comes first as this small town grows

    In Whitefish, Montana, long-time locals are saving the streams that will guarantee their community a sustainable future.

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In the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, life moves only as fast as you can paddle your boat. Across 17,000 square miles of northern ...
A teenage boy and a young man smile for the camera at an indoor rock climbing gym
It’s not easy to get into rock climbing. Starting out means building strength, mastering knots, and—for some of us, anyway—conquering a ...
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For artist Daniela Rivera, every walk through Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood is a sonic adventure. “In a few blocks you’ll hear people ...
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The forested slopes of Cougar Mountain are a comforting backdrop to daily life in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah. Hitting the trail for an ...
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This year, Clevelanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River—which runs through the heart of the city—caught ...
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Hurricane Sandy roared over the New York City metro area seven years ago this week. Few who witnessed the storm’s power, or experienced its ...
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For years, students at Dallas’s South Oak Cliff High School went to class in grim conditions. “The roof leaked, asbestos was everywhere, ...
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There are a few reasons Bill Freedman likes fishing the Androscoggin River this time of year. “The bugs are down, the air is crisp, and the ...
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This story was originally published on ...
UPDATE: During this week's #ClimateStrikes, youth leaders are calling for climate action based in equity and justice. Find out how parks ...
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Autumn officially begins on September 21—at least according to the calendar. But for generations of families in Windsor, Connecticut, it’s ...
Aerial view of Fisher's Peak
Juan De La Roca was ready to leave Colorado behind. For 25 years, he’d lived, worked, and played in the mountains around Denver and Boulder ...
Waimea Valley, a tropical river flowing through green forest
The Waimea Valley has always been a place of refuge. Today, the lush canyon on the North Shore of O'ahu has a botanical garden and a shaded ...
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Last month, we threw a great big party to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, Montana. The ...
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America has a park problem. Nature is essential for healthy, happy communities, but today, 100 million people in this country—a third of us ...
A man carries a woman in a backpack on a hike through a green field
If you like getting outside, you know how important it is to find an adventure buddy: someone who’s as excited as you are to hit the trail ...
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Georgia O’Keeffe traveled and painted all over the world, but for much of her life, the high desert of northern New Mexico was her home. ...
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Around this time of year, a strange condition starts to spread among the inhabitants of central Maine. During long summer days outside, ...
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Don’t show up empty-handed to your Fourth of July festivities! Check out our collection of fresh summer recipes from growers we've met ...
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UPDATE: Great news! We're proud to announce we've protected 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail at ...
Jolie Varela holds a banner and smiles at the front of a march
Journalist and photographer Michael A. Estrada doesn’t shy away from the big questions. And right now the biggest question driving his art ...
A man walks in front of the Stonewall Inn
In the late 1960s, the Stonewall Inn—a bar on the ground floor of a modest brick building in Greenwich Village—was a popular gathering ...
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Picture this: you’re ten years old again, and you’ve just endured nine whole months of fifth grade. But you did it! You made it ...
A boy smiles at the camera at a community event
For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the forgotten space on Lynnbrook Avenue. It’s not much ...
A girl hula hoops on a playground
Need a summer reading suggestion? Check your mailbox for the latest issue of Land&People magazine! Land&People is a twice-yearly ...

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