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White Tank Mountain Regional Park

White Tank Mountain Regional Park, at the west end of the Salt River Valley & Phoenix metropolitan area, offers an amazing variety of activities. From learning about First Nations history with a walk through ‘Petroglyph Plaza’ to exploring the backcountry in this mostly wild park, there is a world of opportunities to be had in this +25,000 acre setting.

Lake Pleasant Regional Park

The only water-based park administered by Maricopa County is also its most popular – at Lake Pleasant Regional Park northwest of Phoenix, you can fish, water ski, even scuba dive in addition to hiking, camping, and stargazing in the park’s almost 25,000 acres!

Tres Rios Wetlands

Arizona has wetlands? Yes! The almost 700 acre Tres Rios wetlands sits at the southwest edge of Phoenix, and offers the opportunity to observe hundreds of species of birds, year round!

Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

The Phoenix Sonoran Preserve is not your typical city park. Comprising more than 9,600 acres, this desert gem and its 36+ miles of trail offers the sense of being completely away from it all!

Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve

Tucked away in the Oakland hills, the 290-acre Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve offers a peaceful haven featuring a spring-fed creek and riparian area that is popular with locals and dog-walkers.

San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary

Tucked between the its namesake creek and the hills of south Redlands, the 200-acre San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary offers open space and trails for humans and reliable water for local and migratory wildlife.

Support Public Lands Founder to ‘Thru-Hike’ Redlands, California

Michelle ‘SuperClassy’ Markel plans to walk 56+ miles in three days to benefit Redlands Conservancy and Support Public Lands.

What’s Better than Black Friday? #BuyNothingDay

If you’re going to #OptOutside on Friday, why not go all in and commit to #BuyNothingDay

meet the people of our public lands!

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

See what Save Our Sonoran Preserve is doing to protect the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from urban sprawl, and learn how you can help!

Redlands Conservancy

Redlands Conservancy

Learn about the conservation and land trust activities of Redlands Conservancy in Southern California!

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams

Meet Melanie, an avid photographer who loves capturing the natural beauty of Arizona!

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

Save Our Sonoran Preserve

See what Save Our Sonoran Preserve is doing to protect the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve from urban sprawl, and learn how you can help!

Redlands Conservancy

Redlands Conservancy

Learn about the conservation and land trust activities of Redlands Conservancy in Southern California!

press & collabs

Redlands Community News: Redlands thru-hiker comes full circle around Emerald Necklace (February 2021)

Redlands Community News covering SPL Founder’s fundraising thru-hike of the city.

Social Sport Podcast: Episode 7 (May 2020)

Interview with Emma Zimmerman about the realities of van life and long-distance hiking.

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (January 2021)

January 2021 interview with Erin Brinker of the KCAA morning radio show ‘On the Brink’.

Blue Ridge Outdoors: Alternate A.T. (March 2019)

Promoting the Pinhoti in a March 2019 Blue Ridge Outdoors article.

Hiking Trails for America: Video Interview (May 2017)

May 2017 Video interview for Hiking Trails for America

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (February 2017)

February 2017 interview with Erin & Tobin Brinker on their KCAA morning radio show.

KCAA Radio: On the Brink Morning Show (May 2017)

May 2017 interview with Erin & Tobin Brinker on their KCAA morning radio show.

TEDxSkyforest (August 2019)

‘Opening the Heart at Three Miles per Hour’

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