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With the Ascutney Outdoor Center under construction, a new tubing hill and lift set to open this winter and plans underway for the installation of a T-bar to service about nine ski trails, West Windsor is poised to step out from the shadows of the bleak and uncertain future it faced eight years ago when the Ascutney Mountain Resort ski area closed.

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Astronomer Joe Guzman wants to make one point clear—even if your view of the stars isn’t.

“It’s a misconception that living in the big city means the night sky isn’t available to you,” he says, and he should know. As the Chicago Park District’s resident astronomer, Guzman is all about...

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The Trust for Public Land protected this new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in the popular Brainerd Lakes region, which is under considerable development pressure.

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The New Canaan Land Trust and The Trust for Public Land invite the community to celebrate the conservation of the Silvermine Fowler Preserve at an upcoming public opening. The event features a ribbon-cutting ceremony, nature walks, music, food, fall foliage, and a campfire, and will take place from 2 pm – 6 pm on Saturday, October 21st.

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UPDATE: California voters pass Prop 68!

“Pretty much anybody at this point can look out their window and see that California is changing,” says Kerri Timmer...

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Minneapolis has the best park system in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land’s 7th annual ParkScore® index, which was released today by the nonprofit organization.

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We admit it: we’re park nerds here at The Trust for Public Land. So we’re excited to release this year’s ParkScore® index, our annual ranking of the largest U.S. cities based on park access, acreage, and funding.

Find your city’s ParkScore ranking for 2018....

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Since 1855, the Sisters of St. Joseph lived and served in the heart of a New Orleans neighborhood called Gentilly, their congregation based on a 25-acre oasis of pines and maples. But for the nuns, as for so many people throughout the Gulf Coast region, Hurricane Katrina changed everything....

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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, skills, and passion into making their neighborhoods better places to live. As The Trust for Public Land works to put a park within a...

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Since our founding, The Trust for Public Land has focused on bringing parks to the neighborhoods that need them most. But today we’re dreaming even bigger. We’re leading a national movement to put a park within a 10-minute walk of everyone in America. It’s a big goal, and pursuing it raises some...

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