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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 ...
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Nikki Gill has deep roots in Jackson Hole. When her great-grandparents homesteaded in this remote mountain valley in northern Wyoming in ...
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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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Coronavirus cases are rise again across much of the nation. As Americans look for ways to stay healthy and connected throughout the winter ...
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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 ...
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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A heat wave swallowed much of the Eastern seaboard late last month, breaking temperature records from New Hampshire to Virginia, and ...
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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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If you feel like your local outdoor spot has been busier since the start of the pandemic, you might be right: across the country, park ...
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The Parque Padrinos had been looking forward to this party for a long time. After years of dreaming, organizing, fundraising, and building ...
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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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Well into the second month of the coronavirus crisis in America, many of us are trying to establish daily routines that both protect our ...
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On a typical spring day, Drew Honzel might be out exploring the wild mountains and rivers within an easy drive of his home in Klamath Falls ...
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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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Social distancing and park closures are affecting how we all get outside. But across the country, parks groups are adapting to the new ...
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Sadiya Muqueeth, DrPH, MPH, is Director of Community Health at The Trust for Public Land. With COVID-19 now present in ...
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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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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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Even if you’re not big on resolutions, the New Year is an opportunity to look at our health habits through fresh eyes. If you’ve got ...

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