‘A dream come true’: Historically Black beach to become park

During the Jim Crow era of forced racial segregation, Black Americans were prohibited from visiting beaches like Ocean City or Atlantic City.

These young women were among the crowds that came to Elktonia Beach in Annapolis, Maryland, a historically Black beach that has been saved as parkland. (Maryland State Archives)

Biden administration pledging $1 billion for conservation

Time is running out to apply for the $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge to support community-led efforts to conserve and restore lands and waters across the country.

Lake Sherburne in Glacier National Park, Montana (Roland Taylor)