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Picture this: you’re ten years old again, and you’ve just endured nine whole months of fifth grade. But you did it! You made it to the end of the school year, and you’re ready to trade in homework and math class for a few precious months of sleeping in, swimming pools, and best of all?...

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A public-private partnership today announced the protection of Camp Hahobas on the shores of Hood Canal near Belfair, Washington. Working in collaboration, The Trust for Public Land, Great Peninsula Conservancy, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and U.S. Navy have protected important lands in the unique Hood Canal ecosystem for multiple public benefits, including habitat conservation, recreation, forest management, and military readiness for the Navy.

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It's been fifty years since Congress created the Pacific Crest Trail, designating a 2,650-mile route that skirted towns and industrial development in favor of some of the West’s most remote places and stunning scenery. Today, that’s still more or less what you get: mile after mile of wild...

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Every summer, a generation of salmon returns to rivers across the Pacific Northwest where they hatched. And when they do, coastal tribes from British Columbia to Oregon gather on driftwood-strewn beaches to celebrate the First Salmon ceremony, to welcome the salmon back with open arms.

It...

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For farm workers in eastern Washington, the start of fall means the end of the cherry season—and the conclusion of a long, hot summer harvest. 

“Cherries come on fast, and they have to be picked fast, and then they’re done,” says Teresa Bendito, a lifelong resident of Wenatchee, a small...

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Summer is the high season in the Columbia River Gorge, backyard playground for millions of people in the Pacific Northwest. When spring rains taper into sunny days, people take to the trails that run along this 85-mile stretch of cliffs, waterfalls, and deep green forests on the border between...

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The Trust for Public Land today announced that David Patton has joined the organization as Northwest Area Director, overseeing programmatic and philanthropic activity to create parks and conserve green open spaces in Washington and Oregon. Patton will work with the organization's local volunteer advisory board to ensure that residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park, to protect and create access to public lands, and to conserve watersheds and working lands across the region.

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Some parts of park design–setting the right width for a walking path, using landscaping to prevent flooding—are more like a science. But creating a place that feels inspired? That’s an art.

That’s why The Trust for Public Land partners with artists to help neighbors get creative during...

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The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the City of Wenatchee, has received a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town Grant Program to establish a health festival and create community-generated art at Kiwanis Methow Park, a 1.2 acre public park in South Wenatchee. More than 4,200 residents live within a 10-minute walk of the park, which serves more Latino residents and children than any other park in the city.

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It’s a big week for fans of the TV show Twin Peaks: after a 25-year hiatus, the series wrapped up its third season on Sunday night. Since its debut in the early 1990s, the supernatural detective tale has gained a cult following for its quirky characters and twisty plot. And the setting—...

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