We're thrilled to welcome 6 new organizations and 10 individual coalition members in the last month! Check out who they are and what they're up to here.

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Ayla Peters has done extensive research on how black and brown communities are excluded from natural green spaces, such as in the overpolicing of communities of color, lack of urban parks, and financial and geographic barriers to existing parks and natural areas. She hopes to connect with others to discuss how to break down these barriers and provide better access to open space.

Barbara Rice is Program Manager for Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) at National Park Service, which assists communities achieve their visions for parks, trails and pathways, and natural lands conservation.

Brian Teng is Operations Coordinator at Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Gina Cova is a cartographer, GIS consultant, and avid hiker in the Bay Area. As a passionate outdoorswoman, she is excited to connect with others over a commitment to promote equitable outdoor access.

John Muir Land Trust works to conserve open space in the Bay Area and welcomes the public to enjoy, learn, and heal in these spaces. 

Juan Martinez is Vice President of Children & Nature Network.

Michelle Squyer is working to develop Candlestick Point State Recreation Area and looks forward to drawing on the wealth of information in the region to bring greater recreational opportunities to the park.  

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) education community includes programs, offices, partners, and passionate individuals that represent all of NOAA’s mission areas. They work to bring you educational resources and opportunities that support NOAA's mission of science, service, and stewardship.

Patrick Johnston works for the NPS Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program as an Outdoor Recreation Planner, partnering with local communities to develop and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resource conservation efforts throughout California.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy works to create a nationwide network of trails & connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. Their Western Region office, based in Oakland, is deeply committed to providing safe and enjoyable trails and greenways for all Californians, especially disadvantaged communities.

Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Site is a part of the National Park Service, and strives to increase opportunities for youth to engage in outdoor activities, whether they are along the bay front in Richmond or the grassy hills of Mount Wanda in Martinez.

Rowena Kamo is passionate about the outdoors and supporting communities to gain access to awesome outdoor experiences locally and statewide.

Taylor Jang

The Student Conservation Association continually strives to develop culturally relevant outdoor education and youth development programming, and would love to share their practices and learn from other organizations doing similar work. They also hire for a number of seasonal and full time positions throughout the year, so they'd love to offer those postings to this network. 

Trout Unlimited - John Muir Chapter represents the East Bay and the Delta. Trout Unlimited believes that conservation should be a true partnership between landowners, agencies, municipalities, and all stakeholders. We work to protect critical habitat, to reconnect degraded waterways, and restore populations to coldwater fisheries.

Wendy Gorton designs hiking experiences for families in Oregon, Washington, and California with her book series 50 Hikes with Kids!