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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.

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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 ...
Dr. Howard Frumkin wears a green shirt and sits on lichen-covered rocks in front of a mountain vista
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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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America has a park problem. There's a major divide between who does and doesn't have access to the outdoors, with the greatest disparities ...
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The Biden-Harris administration recently released a plan for the coming 10 years of conservation in the United States. The report, ...
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Trust for Public Land community organizer Dayana Molina has worked in our Los Angeles office for four years, helping residents plan and ...
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This week, a team of intrepid Trust for Public Land volunteers are making the case for parks and conservation with lawmakers in Washington ...
Jim Ellis stands at a log fence in front of a cabin in the woods outside of Seattle, Washington.
If you’ve taken a hike anywhere within an hour’s drive of Seattle, chances are, you have Jim Ellis to thank for it. A legendary civic ...
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The Columbia River Gorge unwinds from the arid plateaus east of the Cascades to the towering temperate rainforests just outside of Portland ...
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Judy Forte says there are many people who don’t know about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “We are taught certain facts ...
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A year ago, Jeremy Kabinoff was already looking for reasons for his students to spend more time outside. “There are afternoons when you ...
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As a boy, Charles Gresham accompanied his dad on a drive along Highway 1 through Big Sur, a 70-mile stretch of steep mountains along the ...
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Well, there’s no two ways about it: 2020 has been a doozy. But through the uncertainty, change, and heartbreak of the past year, Americans ...
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As a kid growing up in the South Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Taylor Toynes remembers long afternoons spent exploring the creek that cuts ...
Aerial view of Timothy Goodman painting a white mural on black asphalt
Timothy Goodman’s art makes order out of chaos. The New York City-based muralist and designer uses bold colors and encouraging words to ...
Kelley Heyer skating
As New York City’s coronavirus lockdown stretched from days to weeks, Kelley Heyer grew desperate for distraction. “April and May in ...
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Residents of Stonington, Connecticut, fought a long campaign to conserve Coogan Farm—a peaceful, rural property on the banks of the Mystic ...
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This fall, we’re celebrating all the ways parks unite us : with one another, with our neighborhoods, and with ...

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