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Pacoima is squeezed between two freeways, a private airport, and surrounded by some of the city’s most heavily polluting industries. More than 50,000 people live within these 4.3 square miles in Northeast Los Angeles. Decades of disinvestment have left this small predominantly Latino community...

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This past year, like the one before, has witnessed the continued challenges of a global pandemic, a worsening climate crisis, the fight for racial equity, and budgetary pressures at all levels of government. Through it all, we've been deeply inspired by the resilience of the communities in which...

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It’s hard to convey just how unwelcoming—OK, grim—the schoolyard at Southwark School was before the new Community Schoolyards™ space was created earlier this year. The principal, Andrew Lukov, is not one for mincing words, however.

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In 2021, The Trust for Public Land partnered with The Boeing Company to launch an Environment Leadership Award that recognizes environmental volunteers in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington who have made positive impacts in their communities.

The goal of the award is to honor...

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When communities are able to safely come together to experience nature, they are healthier, stronger, more connected, and more equitable. That’s why we established our Equitable Communities Fund, with a goal to raise $50 million to energize efforts...

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The Los Angeles River cuts a stick-straight line through the city of South Gate. Funneled into a broad concrete channel, crossed by the 710 Freeway, and cut off from most residents by a wall of industrial infrastructure, today the river is more afterthought than asset, more obstacle than open...

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It’s 2 o’clock on a hot summer afternoon. You’re getting ready to meet some friends at the park for a game of basketball. Which T-shirt would you grab from the closet?

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Trust for Public Land community organizer Dayana Molina has worked in our Los Angeles office for four years, helping residents plan and care for the parks and open spaces they need. But she says little in her background prepared her for the challenges that people in South Los Angeles faced this...

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This week, a team of intrepid Trust for Public Land volunteers are making the case for parks and conservation with lawmakers in Washington, DC. For our annual Day on the Hill, over a hundred outdoor advocates from all across the country are meeting with their senators and representatives to...

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Nikki Gill has deep roots in Jackson Hole. When her great-grandparents homesteaded in this remote mountain valley in northern Wyoming in the early 1900s, the town of Jackson was little more than a tiny village carved out of rugged territory used seasonally by the Crow, Gros Ventre, Blackfeet,...

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