Even though I love living in a big city, easy access to natural areas is a huge factor in our choice to live in San Francisco. Big Sur is about two hours outside of San Francisco and it’s one of our favorite places in the whole world.
We had the chance to go to Big Sur a few weeks ago and let me tell you, Fall in Big Sur is a magical thing. The summer tourist traffic has slowed, but the weather is still amazing. Plus, the nights are a bit cooler making camping super pleasant. It was the perfect thing to put work aside and just enjoy nature.
Public spaces and natural areas are under constant threat. America’s open space is disappearing at a rate of 6,000 acres a day and these spaces are just too precious to lose! I’m grateful for The Trust for Public Land and all they’ve done to stand up for the public spaces and parks that I love. Their goal is to protect existing parks and to create new spaces so they will be around for generations to come.
Since 1996, The Trust for Public Land has helped generate nearly $60 billion in public funding for parks and open space. And since their start in 1972 they’ve created or protected 3.3 million acres of parks and natural areas. It’s not just destination places like the Highway One Coast. It’s also your favorite local playground or walking trail. The Trust for Public Land has helped to protect the block where Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up and even David Thoreau’s Walden Woods.
I hope you’ll get involved as an advocate for public spaces. There are so many ways you can make a difference. Something simple that you can do in just a minute is to create a postcard for the #OurLand movement and share why nature matters to you. If you donate to The Trust for Public Land, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. For every $1 you donate, they save $4 in public land. Even a few dollars count to help preserve these natural spaces.
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I’m so grateful to partner with The Trust for Public Land for this post. What public spaces do you enjoy frequently?