CNR Magazine "Breakthroughs" has a Q&A session with the Institute's Jon Jarvis, Steve Beissinger, and Jenny Mulholland-Beahrs. *Photography by Jim Block*


Learn more about the success of the 15th Annual North Richmond Shoreline Festival, and the success of local park assessment and advocation in Contra Costa! **Photo by Surf City Project**

In collaboration with the National Park ServiceRosie the Riveter Trust and West Contra Costa Unified School District, the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition brought Richmond 4th grade students, supported by UC Berkeley student interns, to Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park (RORI) for the second successful year in a row!

Check out these awesome events for the month of May!

There's a really fantastic program called Explore The Coast run by my favorite state agency, the California Coastal Conservancy. The CA Assembly Committee that has oversight on this grant funding is going to vote to reduce or eliminate this grant program. I don't think this is a good idea, and I'm hoping that you agree with me. They're going to discuss this at a meeting on Wednesday, May 10 at 9:30am. And that's where you come in!

Ten Strands is currently sponsoring Senate Bill 424, which would secure permanent state funding for the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network. If you, your organization, or anyone in your network would like to offer letters of support, please contact Ariel Whitson for templates and assistance. We also ask that you consider signing and sharing this petition to garner grassroots support for SB 424.