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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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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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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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This story was originally published on ...
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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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Don’t show up empty-handed to your Fourth of July festivities! Check out our collection of fresh summer recipes from growers we've met ...
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Laurie and Andrea Kass are on a mission. The mother-daughter duo from Marquette, Michigan, aim to hike at least 100 miles on the North ...
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Parks make our cities happier, healthier, and more prosperous. But today, more than 100 million Americans don’t have a park within a 10- ...
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The first trick any skateboarder has to master is learning how to fall. “Skaters have to know how to handle a situation if you’re about to ...
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To reach Kearsarge Pass in the southern Sierra Nevada, you’ll need to ascend 2,600 feet in 11 miles, over big boulders and through loose ...
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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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Brandon Brown’s approach to building bikes is as much a life philosophy as it is a principle of mechanics. “When your system is stiff, if ...

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