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    Students of Brewster Pierce Memorial School attend class in the outdoor classroom in Huntington Community Forest, in Huntington, VT, on January 27, 2021.
    Peter Cirilli

    A new community-owned forest keeps outdoor adventure in the lesson plan

    Students in Huntington, Vermont, have a huge new natural schoolyard to explore.

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    The Nature Conservancy

    In Hawai‘i, a grandson follows ancient footsteps to help save his family’s ancestral home

    Trust for Public Land supporters are helping expand the Big Island's Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. 

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    Don Thomas II

    Neighborhood activist Taylor Toynes on parks and community power

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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 ...
Kids run toward the camera at Coopers Poynt School in Camden, NJ
We’re proud to partner with the ...
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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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This fall, we’re celebrating all the ways parks unite us : with one another, with our neighborhoods, and with ...
Parks Unite Us
Parks are a community superpower. The outdoors connect people to nature and to one another, to our neighborhoods, and to the world. This ...
Kids play in a park sprinkler
A heat wave swallowed much of the Eastern seaboard late last month, breaking temperature records from New Hampshire to Virginia, and ...
Delaware Water Gap
The Delaware River, the longest free-flowing waterway east of the Mississippi, meanders more than 300 miles from the Catskill Mountains in ...
Cecilia Munoz and Shanelle Smith Whigham
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 ...
A peregrine falcon flies over New York City
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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