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    Camp Hahobas in the Puget Sound in Washington state.
    Thomas Barton

    Want proof that your voice matters? LWCF is permanently renewed.

    It's an epic win for parks and open space across America, and it's all thanks to advocacy and donations from people like you.

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    Enota Park, part of the Atlanta Beltline in Atlanta, GA.
    Christopher T. Martin

    What does ensuring access to nature have to do with fighting climate change?

    The Green New Deal sets ambitious targets to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels … but it doesn’t stop there.

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    Jenna Stamm

    To get Americans moving, “consider investing in parks.”

    A new study finds residents of cities with better park systems are more likely to get at least some regular physical activity.

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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

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The Trust for Public Land’s 2019 ParkScore® rankings are out today, and there’s a big shake-up at the top! Washington, DC, climbed into ...
Long distance trail expert and author Liz Thomas begins her city thru-hiking tour of New York City. She’ll be hiking 175 miles through all 5 boroughs—a route connecting more than a hundred NYC playgrounds built by The Trust for Public Land.
The veteran of more than 20 long-distance wilderness hikes, Liz Thomas knows how to navigate the most remote, wild places on earth. She set ...
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Public lands advocates like you helped score a big victory for parks and open space this spring, when the President signed a bill to ...
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For over a century, Whitefish, Montana has been a hard-working timber and mining town in the majestic Flathead Valley outside Glacier ...
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Nine years ago this week, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, opening a hole on the seafloor that nobody knew how ...
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In Cleveland, planting trees is the first step of a long journey to create welcoming green space in a public housing community. In Chicago ...
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Ever watch the Olympics on TV? You notice how nervous tension builds before a race: In the moments just before the starting gun, the camera ...
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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 ...
Moon over Joshua Tree, California
When Seth Zaharias learned that the federal government’s partial shutdown would affect services at Joshua Tree National Park, he knew just ...
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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