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    Private property sign in front of view of Zion National Park.
    Mike Schirf

    Zion National Park is at risk of development. We’re working to protect it.

    A recent report found that more than 9 million acres of public land across the West are "landlocked," cut off from public access by private land. 

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    ©Brian Mohr/ EmberPhoto.ph 802-496-5434.email: info@emberphoto.com..TPL - Lincoln Peak.Green Mountains, Vermont..
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    How do you measure a year?

    We have lots of statistics about the work we did together in 2018. But the numbers are only part of the story. 

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    Mill Creek, a part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail project near Salt Lake City, UT. Photos by Mike Schirf.
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    New study: the 50 best cities to #OptOutside

    Pretty much any way we slice the data, it's clear there are major disparities in access to public lands across the country. 

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    Opening celebration of the PS 111M playground in Hell's Kitchen in New York City, NYC Playgrounds Program.
    Timothy Schenck

    200 New York City playgrounds later, we're still greening strong

    In the mid 1990s, New York City had less green space per person than almost anywhere in America. See what's changed since we started rebuilding parks across all five boroughs. 

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    Kellogg Park in Los Angeles, CA.
    Annie Bang

    #SaveLWCF to help cities reach green space goals

    Everyone deserves a park within a 10-minute walk. See how the Land and Water Conservation Fund is helping cities build parks where they're needed most. 

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    A skateboarder waits his turn at the new Skateboard Park, Josh holds his skateboard while watching the skateboard action at the new Skateboard Park at the Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta Beltline., 2011, GA, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Parks for People, Fulton, Atlanta, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Children | Developed Park | Playground | Recreation, Darcy Kiefel

    Falling with style, and other life lessons from a neighborhood skate park

    “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to lose your balance. There are things you can do to stay on your feet, or at least fall in a way you don’t get hurt.”

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Here’s a trend that ought to set some tails wagging: since The Trust for Public Land first started keeping track in 2009, the number of ...
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Behind every spruced-up playground, every picnic-bench lunch spot, and every mile of greenway are dedicated people who put their time, ...
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Whether you like it, hate it, or still don’t quite understand what it is, the Green New Deal has emerged as one of the most talked-about ...
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Take a moment to pat yourself on the back. Today, the President signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act ...
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This article originally appeared in ...
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Are you afraid of the dark? If so, you’re not alone: it’s normal to shy away from playing outside during the long, dark months of winter. ...
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Great news from Capitol Hill: this week, the Senate passed S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. It’s a complex package of bills ...
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This year’s Super Bowl played out at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, a gleaming 30-story structure that opened in 2017. ...
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Tucked into the rugged mountains of western Maine, the tiny village of Bethel is a quintessential mountain town. “Getting outside is part ...
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It's been fifty years since Congress created the Pacific Crest Trail, designating a 2,650-mile route that skirted towns and industrial ...
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When Seth Zaharias learned that the federal government’s partial shutdown would affect services at Joshua Tree National Park, he knew just ...
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The Trust for Public Land has long worked alongside mayors, city planners, and activists to create climate-smart parks and open spaces. ...
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Parks make our cities happier, healthier, and more prosperous. But today, more than 100 million Americans don’t have a park within a 10- ...
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Winter can be a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make you want to curl up ...
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We have plenty of statistics about the work we did together in 2018. We can tell you how many acres you helped us protect (68,996), or how ...
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Kou trees once grew abundantly in the sunny lowlands across the Hawaiian Islands. Its broad leaves cast cooling shade over coastal villages ...
Liz Thomas on a hillside swing above San Francisco
The veteran of more than 20 long-distance wilderness hikes, Liz Thomas knows how to navigate the ...
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For over 500 years, a lone white oak grew in the heart of the East End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. It stood while the Cupheag people still ...
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At The Trust for Public Land, we’re committed to a powerful idea: we protect the places that matter to you. That might mean a ...
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If the words “holiday shopping season” strike dread in your heart, you’re not alone. That’s why we want to help you #OptOutside this ...
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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 ...
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Even if your memories of grade school have faded, you can probably still picture your playground. Big or small, concrete or grass, it was ...
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Every summer, a generation of salmon returns to rivers across the Pacific Northwest where they hatched. And when they do, coastal tribes ...
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Update, November 7: Victory! On Election Day 2018, voters in 21 states approved over $2.8 billion in new public funds for clean water, ...
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The first trick any skateboarder has to master is learning how to fall. “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to ...

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