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"Key to our core values at The Trust for Public Land is the belief that our parks and public lands have the power to tell the important stories of the entire American experience. We support the establishment of a National Monument recognizing Medgar Evers' legacy, which will preserve in perpetuity the story of this tremendous civil rights leader and his tragic early death," said Will Rogers, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land.

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

Chris Cramer was finishing another day’s work at the edge of Kanewai Spring when he first heard the sound of water. It...

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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. Before he became a leader of the civil rights movement, he shared a bedroom with his younger...

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We urge the Senate to continue its work and ensure that the Land and Water Conservation Fund is permanently reauthorized.

Our public lands not only make our communities healthier and happier, but are also a driver of economic growth across the country - and today’s action in the U.S. Senate is a big step forward to providing access to public lands for hunters, fishermen, hikers, bikers, birders and all those who love the outdoors.

Photo of MA‘O Organic Farms

Almost daily, Hawai'i media lament the lack of food security should a disaster strike, while concurrently discussing a new real estate development project, oftentimes on historical agricultural land. Suitable parcels for agriculture are increasingly difficult to find because of competition from development interests and speculators.

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Imagine you’re visiting Colorado Springs—not today, but more than 66 million years ago. Instead of the high, arid plain you’ll find there now, you’d walk beneath the dark canopy of a rainforest, among giant ferns and big rivers charging off the slopes of the brand-new Rocky Mountains. You might...

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The Trust for Public Land invites residents of Teton County and surrounding communities to Day on the Land, a celebration of the return of Astoria Hot Springs Park on September 16th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The public event will feature tours of the future park, family activities, yoga, music, and more. Food vendors will be on hand – so bring your appetite.

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A flock of kites has taken up residence in the sky over Los Angeles. You can find them out there on any sunny Saturday, held aloft by the steady breeze off the Pacific Ocean, and trace their strings to the rambling lawn at the Los Angeles State Historic Park. Since its grand opening this spring...

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Imagine you lived early in the 14th century, in what we now call New Mexico. Long before Europeans ever set foot here, you might have made your home among sparse pinyon pine and fragrant juniper, in a landscape cut by a maze of dusty arroyos. Imagine gathering corn, drying it on your...

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that 514-acres has been added to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Burnt Corn Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) and the Burnt Corn Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC).

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