At the end of this summer we packed up the truck and set out to explore as many parks as possible in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and the Canadian Rockies. We look forward to sharing all of the content from our trip over the course of the next couple weeks, but first, we wanted to share something that we feel extremely passionate about.
This trip was unique because we spent an extraordinary amount of time on protected public lands, which makes for our favorite kind of adventure. We’ve come to realize that it’s when we are able to live out of our truck, completely off the grid, that we feel most connected to the place that we are. We, as many others, inevitably take for granted the people that work to protect the land so that it is always available for people to make that connection. For that reason, we have decided to collaborate with The Trust for Public Land to generate awareness about what they do and how crucial it is.
“Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.”
The interactive map on TPL’s “Our Work” page really puts results of their hard work into perspective. Choosing to focus primarily on metropolitan areas, their mission is to “connect communities to the outdoors”. Many times that means they have had to remove abandoned structures, hazardous materials, and trash to preserve a location for public use. Feeling lazy yet? We were too, but there is something that we can all do to help! By simply sharing your story at www.tpl.org/ourland through an #OurLand postcard, you can join the movement to help protect #OurLand – now and for future generations.
This is a sponsored post, we gotta make a living, right!?