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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 ...
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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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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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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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It's been fifty years since Congress created the Pacific Crest Trail, designating a 2,650-mile route that skirted towns and industrial ...
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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When Josiah Austin bought Cienega Ranch 25 years ago, it was in rough shape. The 19,000-acre spread on the Arizona-Mexico border takes its ...
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Since 1855, the Sisters of St. Joseph lived and served in the heart of a New Orleans neighborhood called Gentilly, their congregation based ...
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Maria Gonzalez remembers what Philadelphia’s Jose Manuel Collazo Playground used to look like. “The equipment was old and vandalized. You ...
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In many parts of the country, golf courses are struggling to turn a profit: by some estimates, 800 have closed down in just the past decade ...
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The California city of Ventura was in the news in December when it got caught up in the massive Thomas Fire, which burned more than 280,000 ...
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He punawai kahe wale ke aloha. Love is a spring that flows freely. — Hawaiian proverb Chris Cramer was finishing another day’s ...
Land&People magazine Fall/Winter 2017
Every American deserves a great park within a 10-minute walk of home. It’s a belief we’ve championed for 45 years and the theme of the ...
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Falcons have captured the human imagination for thousands of years: they’re a potent symbol in ancient myths—and for present-day sports ...
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Climate change can be hard to wrap your head around: it’s a tough task to keep up with the news—never mind the science. Sometimes just ...
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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 ...
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Familiar but striking, delicate yet tough, monarch butterflies endure of one nature’s most grueling voyages, fluttering thousands of miles ...
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Despite its notoriously wet winters and some seriously steep hills, Seattle is a two-wheeled triumph: its residents commute by bike at a ...
On a lonely stretch of beach in Olympic National Park, my family and I approached a bus-sized boulder. As we drew closer, we saw it was ...
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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 ...
A family walks down a path at Colwood Park in Portland, Oregon
The mayor of Portland calls the transformation of a private golf course into a public park “a land-use miracle”—but it wasn’t a hole in one ...
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Protecting land brings all kinds of people together—in our work across the country, we’ve seen creative collaborations between everyone ...
People enjoying the bridge in South Chickamauga
The latest addition to Chattanooga's greenway system is by no means the longest we've completed. But if you ask the neighbors who turned up ...

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