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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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In many parts of the country, golf courses are struggling to turn a profit: by some estimates, 800 have closed down in just the past decade. When they do, they leave a hundred-acre question behind: what should happen to all that land?

In some communities, locals opt to keep once-private...

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The Trust for Public Land sold valuable Carmel River land and water to the people of Monterey County for a public park and to permanently restore needed water to the Carmel River.

The land is 185 acres of the former Rancho Cañada Golf Club in Carmel Valley. It began two years ago as a partnership among The Trust for Public Land, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, Santa Lucia Conservancy and Trout Unlimited.

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What do you see when you look at a desert? An empty space? A forbidding wasteland? For some, the sun is too bright, the air too dry, and the cactus too thorny. Others might find the desert a nice place to visit, but no place to live.

But for some people—desert people—the space and the...

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“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Linda Brown, whose courage changed the course of history. Linda’s brave actions at her two-story brick schoolhouse in Topeka, Kansas not only sparked the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation, but helped awaken the conscience of the nation.

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Diane Regas, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued this statement following release of the omnibus appropriations bill that would fund the government through FY 2018. The Consolidated Appropriations Act funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $425 million.

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The Trust for Public Land today released the first-ever rankings of dog parks for the nation’s top 100 cities, a rapidly growing segment of city park space nationwide.

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The California city of Ventura was in the news in December when it got caught up in the massive Thomas Fire, which burned more than 280,000 acres. The city’s Westside neighborhood, where we’ve been working to build a new park on the site of a defunct factory, narrowly escaped disaster.

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Sixty years ago, the activist Jane Jacobs was writing in part about San Francisco when she warned, “We are becoming too solemn about downtown.” Jacobs, whose Death and Life of Great American Cities is required reading for urban planners, once sized up San Francisco’s Civic Center—a few...

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The National Board of Directors of The Trust for Public Land is thrilled to announce that Diane Regas, currently the Executive Director of Environmental Defense Fund, will become The Trust for Public Land’s President and CEO, effective March 12th. In doing so, The Trust for Public Land renews its commitment to ensuring that parks and natural areas are accessible to every single person in America.

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