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    Getting outside can be as simple and accessible as a short walk in the neighborhood, experts say.
    Timothy Schenck

    How well is your city meeting the need for parks during COVID-19?

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    A man rock climbing at the Saddle Boulders on Donner Summit near Truckee, California.
    Rachid Dahnoun

    Ten places where LWCF could make a difference right now

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a crucial federal conservation program. 

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    Today, America's 100 largest cities are home to nearly 24,000 parks. But over 11 million residents still don't have a park within a 10-minute walk. Our data helps planners pinpoint where new parks will make the most difference.
    Jenna Stamm

    Care about environmental justice? You should care about the 2020 Census.

    A "complete count"in this year's census is essential to our mission to create happy, healthy communities.

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    Since its roots as a five-acre farm run by 12 volunteer interns, MA'O has grown into the largest organic farm in Hawaii. Hundreds of young people have graduated as interns and grown into leaders and advocates for their communities.
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    Hawaiʻi’s largest organic farm gets more room to grow

    Great things are growing at MAʻO Organic Farms on Oʻahu.

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    NPS ranger Corinne Fenner gives a nature talk at Congaree National Park, NPS ranger Corinne Fenner gives a nature talk at Congaree National Park in Hopkins, South Carolina. National Park Service, outdoor education, nature walk, 2008, SC, Congaree, Natural Lands, Hopkins, Congaree National Park, Forests | Recreation, Darcy Kiefel
    Darcy Kiefel

    No joke: the National Park Service is hilarious on Instagram

    Behind the scenes with the most social media-savvy park ranger in America.

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Many people in New York City know that wild things slither and fly through the network of underground tunnels and skyscraper canyons. The ...
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We’re at a turning point for parks and open space in America. Nature is essential to healthy, resilient communities all the time, and never ...
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At The Trust for Public Land, we geek out about parks constantly . But it’s just once a year, the third Wednesday in May, that we ...
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The Parque Padrinos had been looking forward to this party for a long time. After years of dreaming, organizing, fundraising, and building ...
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Eve Mosher had been following the news, studying the science, and burrowing into the reports: The planet was warming, and the seas that ...
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Even if your favorite parks are closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19, you can still find nature in your neighborhood—and you can even ...
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Well into the second month of the coronavirus crisis in America, many of us are trying to establish daily routines that both protect our ...
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On a typical spring day, Drew Honzel might be out exploring the wild mountains and rivers within an easy drive of his home in Klamath Falls ...
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When Florence Williams moved from Colorado to Washington, DC, a few years back, she registered an immediate change: “I felt like a stress ...
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Earth Day will look a lot different this April 22 than it has for each of the past 49 years, as the environmental community rises to ...
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Social distancing and park closures are affecting how we all get outside. But across the country, parks groups are adapting to the new ...
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During the coronavirus pandemic, nature has taken on a whole new meaning for many of us, becoming a vital respite from anxiety, grief, and ...
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You might already know that the U.S. Census determines Congressional representation and affects billions of dollars in federal spending. ...
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The world has changed almost unimaginably in the past month—but our mission hasn’t. We’re still working hard every day to ensure ...
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In the days and weeks to come, we’ll be sharing stories of the power of communities to overcome adversity—and of how your steadfast ...
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Sadiya Muqueeth, DrPH, MPH, is Director of Community Health at The Trust for Public Land. With COVID-19 now present in ...
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The way Coach Jeffry Lee sees it, at least one good thing came of the old basketball court at Lakeview Terrace: “It used to be all un-level ...
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In the days and weeks to come, we’ll be sharing stories of the power of communities to overcome adversity. We’ll also be sharing ...
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The driving goal of our mission at The Trust for Public Land is healthy, livable communities, and the health of our volunteers, partners, ...
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We’re heartbroken at the recent passing of our friend and colleague Dave Vasarhelyi. He was part of The Trust for Public Land family for ...
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Everywhere we work, we meet creative, dedicated women rallying their neighbors around parks and open spaces that will make their ...
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The first shift at MAʻO Organic Farms starts at 5 a.m. It’ll be a few hours until the sun rises over the Waiʻanae Range on Oʻahu’s leeward ...
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If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news lately, you’ll know it’s been a challenging few weeks for the parks and public lands we share. At ...

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