Blog Entries by The Trust for Public Land

When she was in the third grade back in 1950, Linda Brown Thompson rode the school bus to Monroe Elementary School in Topeka, Kansas. Linda is black, and although her neighborhood at the time was integrated, the city’s elementary schools were not.

He punawai kahe wale ke aloha.
Love is a spring that flows freely.
 Hawaiian proverb

From the attacks on national monuments to a proposal to sharply increase entrance fees for national parks, it’s been a year of sobering headlines for people who love public land. But while the news out of Washington, D.C. does shape the fate of our land and water, it’s far from the whole story.

Martin Luther King Jr. was once just a kid—a bright, studious boy, but not too serious to chase his sisters around the backyard of the family home, a tidy Victorian at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.

Two-dozen shouting children helped cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the White Oak Savanna, a new park in West Linn, Oregon, in September. The event drew hundreds of people, in fact, including staff for U.S.