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Focus Term: Ecology and Environment

Trail Moments | Climate Activist Luke Henkel Pedals for the Planet
September 12, 2023
This inspired me to embark on one of the biggest adventures of my life: a 1,100-mile bike journey from my home in Chicago to New York City in time for Climate Week NYC
Arriving in New York City at the end of an 1,100-mile biking journey from Chicago | Photo courtesy Luke Henkel
California’s Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway
June 13, 2023
It’s a popular route for children heading to school, a place for retirees to get in a morning walk and a crucial link for bicycle commuters on their way to work. As any of its numerous advocates will tell you, coastal California’s Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway more than lives up to its multiuse name.
California's Mill Valley-Sausalito Multiuse Pathway | Photo courtesy Marin County Bicycle Coalition
Six Ways to Be a Good Steward on Celebrate Trails Day (and Every Day)
April 10, 2023
Below are just a few ways you can participate on Celebrate Trails Day while showing a little love to your community and the planet.
Community Painting Day with artist Jay Coreano along Pennsylvania's Tacony Creek Trail | Photo courtesy Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc
Minnesota and North Dakota’s Greenway of Greater Grand Forks
October 06, 2022
Over the past two decades, the Greenway of Greater Grand Forks has attracted more and more uses, and Greendahl said she often gets requests for new features, such as more river access points.
Greenway of Greater Grand Forks | Photo by TrailLink user thejake91739
Biden Administration Reestablishes Important Tool to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 07, 2022
RTC is urging all our supporters to once again weigh in with FHWA to say that trails matter, and that state DOTs should set goals and show if they are making progress toward a more sustainable transportation system by funding trails, walking and bicycling.
Courtesy Getty Images
ID the Tree!
March 18, 2022
Special thanks to American Forests for sharing these great tips on identifying trees. While leaves can make tree identification much easier, you can use these pointers for identifying deciduous trees year-round, even in winter!
W&OD Trail | Photo by Scott Stark
Commuting Across and Exploring the Bay Area Will Become More Accessible to Millions of Residents Via 2,604 Miles of Connected Trails
January 12, 2022
This vision is becoming a reality with nearly 60% of the 2,590-mile Bay Area regional trail network complete. Leading the charge is the Bay Area Trails Collaborative, a group of more than 50 businesses, agencies and organizations that is chaired by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC).
California Coastal Trail | Photo by TrailLink user davidgordon144
The Build Back Better Act Could Create New Opportunities for Trail and Active Transportation Funding
November 06, 2021
The Build Back Better Act includes programs that address critical transportation and infrastructure issues, such as economic development, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and equity.
Georgia's Silver Comet Trail | Photo by Seth Holladay
Arizona’s Santa Cruz River Park Trail
April 12, 2021
Starting in the centuries-old birthplace of Tucson in the south, the Santa Cruz River Park Trail follows the sandy and mostly dry riverbed.
The Loop | Photo by Gerry Loew, Pima County Communications
Trail Moments | Philly Birder Takes Fledgling Bird Enthusiasts Under His Wing
September 01, 2020
The red-headed woodpecker stood out among the new spring foliage of the northern Philadelphia park and sent a ripple of delight through the group of rookie birders that Keith Russell was leading down the path.
Birdwatching in Tacony Creek Park | Courtesy Tookany-Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership