Help “Every Kid in a Park” continue past this year- and get some visibility for your organization! Every Kid in a Park is a phenomenal program started by President Obama to give all 4th graders and their families free access to all public lands and waters for a year and it’s now in its third year. However, there are threats that it won’t continue after this point. Outdoors Alliance for Kids' (OAK: a national collaborative focused on connecting kids with nature) goal is to collect 1,000 postcards. You can download the postcards here or OAK can mail hard copies if you have a group of 10 or more youth who can fill them out. By having students fill out the “I love my Every Kid in a Park pass because…” postcard (pictured below), we hope to share the impact this program has had on students and their families across the nation.
Senate Bill (SB) 5 has passed both houses and has now been signed by the Governor, placing a $4 Billion bond on the June 2018 ballot! California Senator President pro Tem Kevin de Leon has described the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 as “the single largest investment in the history of the United States to park-starved communities.” A growing group of partners has formed the Committee for Clean Water, Natural Resources and Parks to pass this bond. You can learn more about the committee and join them here.
Interested in learning more about getting a $4 Billion Parks Bond on the ballot next year?! And then getting it passed? That's $4,000,000,000.00! We'd have to hold a lot of bake sales to raise that kind of money for parks.
Former Coalition intern Paola Flores was recently accepted into the The Emerging Leaders Program!
The ELP trains a diverse group of outdoor recreationists to help revitalize conservation by making it relevant to all Americans.
Celebrate the outdoors and diversity with these awesome events coming up in September!
We're thrilled to be joined by these new partners! We will be sharing more information soon about how to become a member of the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition.
As many of you may have heard, President Trump's recent Executive Order directed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to conduct a review of 27 national monuments. Six monuments in California are under review: Berryessa Snow Mountain (2015), Carrizo Plain (2001), Giant Sequoia (2000), Mojave Trails (2016), Sand to Snow (2016), and San Gabriel Mountains (2014).
In collaboration with the National Park Service, Rosie 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!