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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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In Cleveland, planting trees is the first step of a long journey to create welcoming green space in a public housing community. In Chicago ...
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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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Here’s a trend that ought to set some tails wagging: since The Trust for Public Land first started keeping track in 2009, the number of ...
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Behind every spruced-up playground, every picnic-bench lunch spot, and every mile of greenway are dedicated people who put their time, ...
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Whether you like it, hate it, or still don’t quite understand what it is, the Green New Deal has emerged as one of the most talked-about ...
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Take a moment to pat yourself on the back. Today, the President signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act ...
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This article originally appeared in ...
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Are you afraid of the dark? If so, you’re not alone: it’s normal to shy away from playing outside during the long, dark months of winter. ...
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Great news from Capitol Hill: this week, the Senate passed S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. It’s a complex package of bills ...
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This year’s Super Bowl played out at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, a gleaming 30-story structure that opened in 2017. ...
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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 ...
Moon over Joshua Tree, California
When Seth Zaharias learned that the federal government’s partial shutdown would affect services at Joshua Tree National Park, he knew just ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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