You should be proud

By Trust for Public Land
Published December 7, 2017

You should be proud

If you love public lands as much as we do, you already know that 2017 was a tumultuous year in conservation. But no matter what the news out of Washington, DC, we stood together with people like you to defend parks and open spaces and help communities across the country protect the places that matter most to them.

This month, we’re looking back at some of the places where you made a difference in 2017. Thanks to our friends and supporters, we opened 41 new parks and playgrounds and protected 51,907 acres—from pocket parks, to family farms, to wild backcountry escapes. We hope you take some time to celebrate with us … and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for the great work that you made possible!

We have big plans for the year to come: we’re leading a national movement to build a park within a 10-minute walk of everyone in America. If you believe that every kid needs a great park close to home, there’s no better time to give: our Year-End Matching Gift Challenge has been extended through December 31. 

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One-third of Americans, including 28 million children, lack safe, easy access to a park within a 10-minute walk of home. Urge your senators to allocate funding to create parks and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities by championing the Outdoors for All Act today!

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