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50 Years of Outside for All

We were founded in 1972 on the conviction that all people need access to nature and the outdoors, close to home, in the cities and communities where they live. We work with communities to create parks and protect public land where they’re needed most, as a matter of health, equity, and justice.

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Making a Difference
Making a Difference
We're Making a Difference across America

From Hawaii’s coasts to New England’s slopes, our work is changing communities for the better all across the country, in towns big and small. Read more about the impact we’re making.

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We’ve Accomplished Great Things and We’re Just Getting Started
We’ve Accomplished Great Things and We’re Just Getting Started

We’ve protected 3 million acres of land and connected 9 million people to the outdoors, and we’re not stopping there. See what’s possible for the future with help from supporters like you.

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We’re looking for people to join our team and support our mission.

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A Solid Return on Investment

For every $1 donated, we protect $11 worth of land, so you can feel confident knowing that your donations will go a long way.

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