Children playing on play structure at Taggart Schoolyard in Philadelphia, PA.
Jenna Stamm

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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 deserves 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. 

Comments

Barbara Byer
Thank you for your wonderful work!
robert
save the land
DENNIE WILLIAMS
DEAR SIRS AND MADAMS, YOU DESERVE ANY SUPPORT YOU CAN GET FOR ALL THE WONDROUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU HAVE MADE FOR AN ENVIRONMENT NOW THREATENED BY THIS UGLY PRESIDENTIAL GROUPOF OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT TRUMP 11111
Dawn O Broadbent
Continue in your endeavors.
Beatriz Mateo
Thank you all.. I am proud of you too. All our children Have a better life and a better healthier future!! Thank you very mucha Happy Holidays to all!!
Mary Mobley
We MUST continue to fight with all of our will to become the people that are helpers and givers! We MUST keep our Earth safe from corporations that will pollute the world, if they could. Our children have to know that the fight continues until they are STOPPED!
Lynn Lawler
Keep up the good work! Don't let the phony in the Oval Office steal the public lands from all of us! But belongs to the people belongs to the people. Not corporations and not to be sold off and destroyed so that future Generations cannot enjoy them. We must stop him!
Carla Falkenstein
Great work that I will continue to support. Is there any concern about longterm protections when turning land over to federal hands, e.g. Peaceful Springs Reserve and Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge? We are witnessing the dismantling of other federal natural resources. Perhaps outright ownership is the only way to actually preserve these natural resources.

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