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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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We believe every person in America deserves access to the outdoors. But today, 100 million people in America don’t have a park close to ...
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With a new Congress in session and a presidential inauguration in the rearview, there’s a lot going on in Washington, DC, these days. So we ...
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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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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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Your vote is your power. And in an election season with so much on the line, it’s never been more important to use your power to speak up ...
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We’re proud to partner with the ...
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From where I live in central Oregon, in the city of Bend, distant wildfires surrounded me this summer. Two hours to the north were 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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Mount Ascutney rises 3,000 feet above the town of West Windsor, Vermont. For generations, the ski resort at its base was the community’s ...
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 ...
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Kolea Fukumitsu knows kalo. The starchy vegetable, also known as taro, is a traditional staple of Hawaiian diets, and Fukumitsu is in the ...
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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 ...
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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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Everywhere we work, we meet creative, dedicated women rallying their neighbors around parks and open spaces that will make their ...
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Tomorrow is the last day of the United Nation’s 25 th annual Conference of the Parties, or COP25. For two weeks, delegates from nearly 200 ...
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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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This story was originally published on ...
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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America has a park problem. Nature is essential for healthy, happy communities, but today, 100 million people in this country—a third of us ...
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UPDATE: Great news! We're proud to announce we've protected 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail at ...
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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 ...
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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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