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    Frog Town Park, St. Paul Minnesota, October 4, 2018.
    Andy Richter Photography

    There's a new #1 for city parks in America

    Check out the findings from our 2019 ParkScore® index, and see how your city's parks compare!

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    This constitutes a good day at school. Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, OH.
    Kelly Fortener

    Notes on (saving) camp

    Across the country, grown-up camp kids are rallying to protect the places they remember. 

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    Mary Ann Twitty

    In a "forgotten" vacant lot, neighbors dream of a new park

    For decades, residents of Chattanooga’s Oak Grove neighborhood have made the most of the empty space on Lynnbrook Avenue.

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    A view of the landscape of the Stillwater property in Montana.
    © Steven Gnam

    Water comes first as this small town grows

    In Whitefish, Montana, long-time locals are saving the streams that will guarantee their community a sustainable future.

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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 ...
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We have plenty of statistics about the work we did together in 2018. We can tell you how many acres you helped us protect (68,996), or how ...
A stream winds through a forest
Kou trees once grew abundantly in the sunny lowlands across the Hawaiian Islands. Its broad leaves cast cooling shade over coastal villages ...
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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For over 500 years, a lone white oak grew in the heart of the East End of Bridgeport, Connecticut. It stood while the Cupheag people still ...
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At The Trust for Public Land, we’re committed to a powerful idea: we protect the places that matter to you. That might mean a ...
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If the words “holiday shopping season” strike dread in your heart, you’re not alone. That’s why we want to help you #OptOutside this ...
Kids rain boots in front of pumpkins
Autumn officially begins on September 21—at least according to the calendar. But for generations of families in Windsor, Connecticut, it’s ...
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Even if your memories of grade school have faded, you can probably still picture your playground. Big or small, concrete or grass, it was ...
Youth in the Squaxin Island Tribe paddle a canoe
Every summer, a generation of salmon returns to rivers across the Pacific Northwest where they hatched. And when they do, coastal tribes ...
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Update, November 7: Victory! On Election Day 2018, voters in 21 states approved over $2.8 billion in new public funds for clean water, ...
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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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In the early 1860s, a handful of Mormon pioneers in Utah settled near the mouth of a deep, dark canyon carved by the Virgin River. The ...
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It’s been a promising week for public lands on Capitol Hill: on Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved a bill ...
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For farm workers in eastern Washington, the start of fall means the end of the cherry season—and the conclusion of a long, hot summer ...
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Desolation Wilderness in eastern California is one of the most visited wilderness areas in the country. It’s easy to see why: a big, rugged ...
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When Josiah Austin bought Cienega Ranch 25 years ago, it was in rough shape. The 19,000-acre spread on the Arizona-Mexico border takes its ...
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Community gardens in the U.S. are growing faster than ever. The number of garden plots in city parks has increased 44% since we started ...
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Update, September 18: Last week, the House Committee on Natural Resources approved a bill that would permanently reauthorize the Land and ...
Time lapse of a meteor shower
The Perseid meteor shower in mid-August is among the most anticipated astronomical events of the year. During its peak, skywatchers can ...
Cyclists in matching outfits ride on a country road
When Will Chavez was in school in Oklahoma in the 1970s and 80s, his history textbooks barely mentioned the Trail of Tears. He learned that ...
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It’s not easy to get into rock climbing. Starting out means building strength, mastering knots and gear, and—for some of us, anyway!— ...
A man in a wheelchair on a high mountain trail
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 ...
Free the Beaches
The most well-known scenes from the civil rights movement unfolded on buses and in churches, at schools and polling stations, on city ...
Silhouettes of people look at the night sky
Astronomer Joe Guzman wants to make one point clear—even if your view of the stars isn’t. “It’s a misconception that living in the big city ...

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