We need the outdoors. Research findings on the benefits of being outside in nature continues to accumulate. We need places in our cities and communities to walk, run, sit, play, read, and reconnect. We need trails, pocket parks, big parks, and natural areas. We need access to the water, to put in a boat or a canoe, to swim, to fish, to camp nearby. We need these places close to us, so they are a daily part of our lives — so they can keep us active and healthy. Some people have less access to parks and the water than they deserve and need. We must change that.
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