*Pictured above: Juliana Gonzalez, Executive Director of The Watershed Project, contributes to the Richmond Outdoors Coalition asset map 

Richmond Outdoors Coalition Asset Mapping 

With the Richmond Outdoors Coalition, we are in the process of collecting baseline data to create an asset map and needs assessment of all outdoor engagement opportunities in Richmond. In partnership with the Lawrence Hall of Science, we are conducting surveys and focus groups with service providers, school administrators, teachers, families, and youth.  This will give us a clear picture of all programs in and out of school and will be the basis for us to determine our collective goals for expanding equitable access to nature in Richmond.  Thank you to the Outdoor Foundation for their generous funding for this project and to REIColumbia SportswearAnnie’s, and Clif Bar for generously donating raffle prizes to our focus group participants.  

West Contra Costa Unified School District school community outreach workers display the backpacks generously donated by REI and Columbia Sportswear as raffle prizes for our focus group participants