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    A teenage girl walking along a trail in the San Gabriel Mountains.
    Julia Stotz Photography

    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.
    Anra Photography, Inc.

    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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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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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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National park fans are celebrating some good news out of southern Utah: this week, The Trust for Public Land completed a years-long effort ...
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The forested slopes of Cougar Mountain are a comforting backdrop to daily life in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah. Hitting the trail for an ...
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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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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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Juan De La Roca was ready to leave Colorado behind. For 25 years, he’d lived, worked, and played in the mountains around Denver and Boulder ...
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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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If you like getting outside, you know how important it is to find an adventure buddy: someone who’s as excited as you are to hit the trail ...
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Around this time of year, a strange condition starts to spread among the inhabitants of central Maine. During long summer days outside, ...
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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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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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Ever watch the Olympics on TV? You notice how nervous tension builds before a race: In the moments just before the starting gun, the camera ...
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Tucked into the rugged mountains of western Maine, the tiny village of Bethel is a quintessential mountain town. “Getting outside is part ...
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Winter can be a grind. Dark days of dodging puddles, shoveling driveways, and misplacing mittens—it’s enough to make you want to curl up ...
Liz Thomas on a hillside swing above San Francisco
The veteran of more than 20 long-distance wilderness hikes, Liz Thomas knows how to navigate the ...
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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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On weekdays New York City’s commuter trains are all business, shuttling briefcase-toting commuters between Manhattan and the suburbs. But ...
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Summer is the high season in the Columbia River Gorge, backyard playground for millions of people in the Pacific Northwest. When spring ...
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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 road to the village of Chimayo winds through the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s usually a quiet highway, ...
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Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and ...
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In a city as enormous and diverse as Los Angeles, it’s debatable whether there’s any such thing as the quintessential park experience. But ...

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