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    A teenage girl walking along a trail in the San Gabriel Mountains.
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    A bill to fully fund LWCF is moving through Congress. Here's what's at stake.

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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
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    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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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders. And as the coronavirus strains communities that are already unduly suffering from ...
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In New York City, playgrounds are open this week for the first time since April 1, with the addition of “social distancing ambassadors” to ...
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The Equipo Verde had their goals for 2020 all laid out: a calendar of community work days to clean up the neglected ...
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With the coronavirus spreading rapidly through cities, officials around the nation started to look for ways to give cooped-up residents ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Atlanta’s Kimberly Elementary is a school on the move. Back in 2017, the school found itself on the state “turnaround list” of schools with ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. was once just a kid—a bright, studious boy, but not too serious to chase his sisters around the backyard of the ...
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It’s not easy to get into rock climbing. Starting out means building strength, mastering knots, and—for some of us, anyway—conquering a ...
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For artist Daniela Rivera, every walk through Boston’s Grove Hall neighborhood is a sonic adventure. “In a few blocks you’ll hear people ...
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The forested slopes of Cougar Mountain are a comforting backdrop to daily life in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah. Hitting the trail for an ...
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This year, Clevelanders commemorated the 50th anniversary of the day the Cuyahoga River—which runs through the heart of the city—caught ...
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Hurricane Sandy roared over the New York City metro area seven years ago this week. Few who witnessed the storm’s power, or experienced its ...
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For years, students at Dallas’s South Oak Cliff High School went to class in grim conditions. “The roof leaked, asbestos was everywhere, ...
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UPDATE: During this week's #ClimateStrikes, youth leaders are calling for climate action based in equity and justice. Find out how parks ...
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Last month, we threw a great big party to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman, Montana. The ...

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