When we met Jaeya Bayani, we knew you needed to hear from her. The San Francisco 8th grader has a lot to say about Boeddeker Park, whose dramatic transformation was made possible by Trust for Public Land supporters...

10 Parks that Changed America | Preview

Documentary buffs, grab the popcorn! We can’t wait to watch "10 Parks That Changed America," airing on PBS April 12. Host Geoffrey Baer will join historians, architects, and other experts—including The...

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Starring Reese Witherspoon, "Wild" is the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.  In the book, Strayed recounts her thousand-mile solo hike from Southern California to Washington State—as grueling an emotional challenge as a...

The Trust for Fido's Land


Making new friends is tough. Add the challenge of acclimating to a new city and a new culture, and the going gets even tougher. When Johanna Nelson left Sweden for a new life in Tigard, Oregon, she struggled to feel at home. 

That's until she discovered...

A new day for Denver's oldest park

"As a mother and a grandmother, I was not going to allow another generation to have to go out of their neighborhood to go to a good park." 

- Geraldolyn Horton-Harris, 47-year Five Points resident 


The Trust for Coastal California's Land

30 years ago, fellow farmers told Jim Cochran, founder of Swanton Berry Farm, he'd never be able to grow strawberries on a commercial scale without pesticides. After all, no one had ever managed to run such a large berry business using all organic...


Erik Weihenmayer’s adventures have taken him from Himalayan peaks to Antarctic ice: he’s the only blind climber to summit the highest mountain on every continent. But even though he's traveled the world, Erik knows that the wild spaces that matter most...


At P.S. 164 in  Brooklyn, NY, students are growing more than flowers and vegetables. The "Green Team" tends a thriving garden that also serves as a community gathering place—a precious resource in a crowded city. 

In the short film above, educator Taura McMeekin explains how the fertile...

Climate-Smart Cities


80 percent of the U.S. population now lives in cities, and those cities are increasingly at risk due to climate change. Rising sea levels, flooding, and intensifying heat waves are serious threats to city living. 

So that's the bad news. The good news is that parks can help. ...

O'Dell Creek Swan Release

Today is World Water Day, and conservationists around the world are meeting up at creeks, beaches, and river banks to voice their support for clean water for all.

For those of you stuck at your desk, we thought you might enjoy this ...