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Everywhere we work, we meet creative, dedicated women rallying their neighbors around parks and open spaces that will make their communities healthier, more equitable, and more resilient. Too often, their accomplishments go unacknowledged—so as we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re...

Benjamin Franklin Bridge

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge is a vital gateway connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Great pride went into the construction of the bridge, but it fundamentally changed Camden over 100 years ago when it divided the City, fencing beneath continues to divide the communities living nearby. During heavy rain and snow events, run-off from the bridge floods the surrounding streets making travel challenging. We’re changing all of that by working in partnership with City leaders. Once complete, vast gardens will capture and direct stormwater runoff and an accompanying trail will provide a vital pedestrian link alleviating flooding and reconnecting neighbors. 

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Tomorrow is the last day of the United Nation’s 25th annual Conference of the Parties, or COP25. For two weeks, delegates from nearly 200 countries have been meeting in Madrid to discuss international action on climate change. Over 25,000 people—from heads of state to policy experts...

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Hurricane Sandy roared over the New York City metro area seven years ago this week. Few who witnessed the storm’s power, or experienced its devastating aftermath, will ever forget it. But as climate scientists predict more and stronger hurricanes in the decades to come, what have we learned...

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As President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, my work days are long and meetings and emails are many. But this...

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UPDATE: During this week's #ClimateStrikes, youth leaders are calling for climate action based in equity and justice. Find out how parks and conservation are key parts of keeping people safe in a uncertain climate future....

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America has a park problem. Nature is essential for healthy, happy communities, but today, 100 million people in this country—a third of us!—don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home.

The Trust for Public Land is focused on fixing this problem. That’s...

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UPDATE: Great news! We're proud to announce we've protected 17 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail at Trinity Divide in Northern California, closing one of the largest gaps in public ownership along the entire trail....

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The Trust for Public Land’s 2019 ParkScore® rankings are out today, and there’s a big shake-up at the top! Washington, DC, climbed into first place, unseating perennial champion Minneapolis, thanks to DC’s improvements in park amenities like basketball hoops, dog parks, and bathrooms.

Our...

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Public lands advocates like you helped score a big victory for parks and open space this spring, when the President signed a bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). But that bill didn’t guarantee funding for this...

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