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    Cook Park in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.
    JPFramework.com

    Just released: new data spurs movement to close the park equity divide

    A groundbreaking new report reveals the extent of the park equity gap in America, and discusses strategies to close it. 

  • Aerial image of Banning Ranch and the Pacific Ocean
    Reuben Herzl / Groundmaking

    Help us transform this huge open space into Southern California’s newest coastal park

    Thanks to an extraordinary gift from Newport Beach philanthropists Frank and Joann Randall, The Trust for Public Land leading a campaign to create an extraordinary public park at Banning Ranch.

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    It's easy to see why the Zion Narrows Trail makes it onto many hikers' bucket lists: the 16-mile route winds down an ever-deepening slot canyon. At points, the trail disappears and hikers must wade in the river itself .
    Mike Schirf

    From Ala Kahakai to Zion, 10 national parks where you’ve made a difference

    This National Park Week, we’re thanking the people who make our parks great, and celebrating just a few of the important ways our Trust for Public Land community has made a difference over the years.

Aerial photo of Downeast Lakes Community Forest in the fall
Two decades ago in Grand Lake Stream, Maine, a group of neighbors with virtually no experience in the conservation field got together to ...
Cradled in a bend on the Hulēʻia River in the southeast corner of Kauaʻi , an ancient fishpond built 600 years ago ripples and glints in ...
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This past year, like the one before, has witnessed the continued challenges of a global pandemic, a worsening climate crisis, the fight for ...
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Each winter, Janet Drake ventures out from her home in Phoenix to hunt in the Sky Islands. This remote region of southern Arizona is named ...
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We are celebrating the amazing work of the community-based organizations awarded with 10-Minute Walk grants by the Trust for Public ...
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Parks are essential for public health, climate resilience, and strong connected communities; however, 100 million people in the U.S.— ...
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When Abby Sloan, principal of Jennie Reed Elementary School in Tacoma, Washington, talks about the problems with the existing schoolyard, ...
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Few sights dazzle the eye like a stunning display of autumn foliage, and fall is in full swing at Trust for Public Land–protected places ...
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On a warm afternoon in early fall, red-tailed hawks swooped low over fields of soybean on Firetown Road in Simsbury, Connecticut. Four ...
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Imagine going to school or living in a neighborhood where you almost never glimpse a tree or garden. Then imagine living in a community ...
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When The Trust For Public Land helped a group of locals protect 121 acres in western Massachusetts for farming in 2010, we knew the land ...
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There’s no better way to explore the outdoors—and show your love for it—than ...
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As wildfires, hurricanes, and a global pandemic continue to upend lives, the role of our environment—the places in which we live, work, ...
brightly colored play equipment and leafy green trees fill the Southwark School schoolyard
It’s hard to convey just how unwelcoming—OK, grim—the schoolyard at Southwark School was before ...
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In 2021, The Trust for Public Land partnered with The Boeing Company to launch an Environment Leadership Award that recognizes ...
Lake Christine forest fire burns on Basalt Mountain in Colorado
Fires are once again ravaging forests and communities in the West. This month, we checked in with a wildfire expert at Colorado State ...
A teenager golfs at the Douglass 18 mini golf course in Chicago
A Cooper’s hawk hovers over a mouse, a squirrel, and other prey. Nearby, a Baltimore oriole looks longingly at the berries that fuel its ...
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When communities are able to safely come together to experience nature, they are healthier, stronger, more connected, and more ...
Aerial view of Urban Orchard in South Gate, California
The Los Angeles River cuts a stick-straight line through the city of South Gate. Funneled into a broad concrete channel, crossed by the 710 ...
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The Appalachian Trail is a solid contender for the title of America’s most famous footpath. The 2,190-mile route passes through 14 states ...
Two young women address a crowd at a park
Summer vacation season is getting into full swing, and we’re looking forward to spending the longest days of the year outside with our ...
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It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which T-shirt ...
Audubon Ballroom facade with medical research facility in background
Before Ben Jealous emerged as a civil rights leader on the national stage, taking the helm of the NAACP from 2008–2013, he was a kid ...
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Californians have endured a series of devastating climate disasters in the past year. In 2020, over 4.2 million acres burned across the ...

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