An Earth Day Celebration in Photos

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Learn about Pew's work to protect America's remaining wild places.

“For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefiled panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.”  

— Bob Marshall (1901-1939), wilderness preservation pioneer

Every year, individuals celebrate Earth Day in different ways. One of the best is to get out and enjoy our amazing public lands. We are fortunate to have wild lands where we can hike, camp, hunt, fish, paddle, bird watch, and picnic. 

Our ancestors had the forethought to set aside some of these amazing places as national parks, forests, and wilderness areas, and we continue to work to protect even more of them today. We are thankful for our wild places and would like to celebrate them in photos.

View photos of America's wild spaces: