We're thrilled to welcome 19 new organizations and 14 individual members who have joined in January. Check out what they're doing below!

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  • California Park and Recreation Society's mission is to advance the park and recreation profession through education, networking, resources and advocacy. CPRS is the source of resources, tools, advocacy and events that strengthen California's public parks and recreation industry and our professionals. CPRS unites members and creates networks across disciplines and agency boundaries to achieve together what we cannot do alone. 
  • California Project Learning Tree is an environmental education program that teaches students how to think, not what to think.
  • California State Parks works to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
  • Carol Olson is the principal of Basecamp Strategies, an organization that likes to partner, support, and collaborate with others towards a vision in which all young people feel a connection to the natural world, grow from transformational outdoor experiences, and are inspired to care for our communities and our planet.
  • Children & Nature Network is leading a global movement to increase equitable access to nature so that children—and natural places—can thrive. They invest in leaders and communities by sharing evidence-based resources, scaling innovative solutions, and driving policy change.
  • Children in Nature Collaborative raises awareness of the issue of children’s health as inextricably linked to play and a relationship to the natural world. To create a world in which all children play, learn, and grow with nature in their everyday lives, the Children in Nature Collaborative engages individuals and organizations to promote personal, institutional, political, and cultural change. The goals of the Children in Nature Collaborative are to raise awareness of the physical, emotional, and spiritual health benefits of connecting children with nature. 
  • City Surf Project connects underrepresented youth to the ocean and themselves through surfing. They use surfing as a vehicle to teach a respect for nature, a healthy lifestyle and personal growth.
  • C.N.E. Corbin is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley whose research and advocacy work centers on strengthening opportunities for communities of color and low-income residents to be key stakeholders and stewards of urban green spaces through strategies that incorporate an environmental justice ethics, provide environmental education, and promote civic engagement and governance. Corbin has been on the Coalition's advisory board and now serves on our Executive Committee.
  • Danita Rodriguez is the Superintendent of the California State Parks Channel Island District. She has served on the Coalition's advisory board for over a year and is now a member of the Executive Committee.  
  • Dani Reyes-Acosta is the founder of Nomad Creativa, a storytelling collective solely serving clients creating good in the world. Her work is inspired, influenced, and driven by a large cross-section of social impact interests. Her (mis)adventures in the outdoors (not to mention in her career) have given her a unique perspective to be an agent of change—and connecting with others interested in the same space means that our united voices can make a difference.
  • Empress Holiday is a student at San Diego State University.
  • Gabriela Reyes-Acosta designs and executes programming for girls in the Greater Bay Area with a focus on getting girls outdoors in a variety of ways, and is excited to learn from and collaborate with other stakeholders in youth outdoor programming, alongside other outdoor and environmental organizations.
  • Gina Fromer is Hood to the wood. Gina has a track record working as California State Director for Trust for Public Land and for the YMCA. She has done a lot of work to increase equitable access to the outdoors. She also works on the executive committee of the coalition.
  • Green Schoolyards America is a national organization that expands and strengthens the green schoolyard movement and empowers Americans to become stewards of their school and neighborhood environments. Their mission is to inspire and enable communities to enrich their school grounds and use them to improve children’s well-being, learning and play while contributing to the ecological health and resilience of their cities.
  • International Bird Rescue works to mitigate the human impact on seabirds and other aquatic species worldwide.
  • Jennie Pardi and NatureBridge offer residential environmental science programs in National Parks. She enjoys building relationships with other people and organizations who share a commitment to expanding equitable access to the outdoors.
  • Kurt Holland is an environmental literacy specialist at Broader Impacts West and is interested in supporting teachers as they free students from classrooms. 
  • National Parks Conservation Association, for nearly a century, has been a powerful independent voice working to strengthen and protect America's favorite places - our national parks. Through their nationwide network of offices and with their more than one million members and supporters, they speak up for their more than 400 landscapes, seashores, cultural and historic places--whether in communities or on Capitol Hill. And they are inspiring the next generation of national park visitors to care for them just as much as we do.
  • National Park Trust is a land trust and environmental education nonprofit dedicated to preserving parks today and creating park stewards for tomorrow.
  • Noel Heim runs a summer research program for high school students and is looking to expand networks and get new ideas for engaging students in the outdoors.
  • Outward Bound Adventures, Inc. has for over 55 years utilized the beauty and serenity of the outdoors to broaden the horizons of under-served youth in Southern California.
  • Park Leaders builds strong leaders in parks and conservation through training, presentations, the Park Leaders Show, and other content. In addition, they are always looking to help groups expand their reach. 
  • Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation Department offers a sustainable system of diverse regional parks, trails, and natural areas that connects people with the natural environment, supports healthy lifestyles, offering outstanding visitor experiences that renew the human spirit, while balancing recreation opportunities with the protection of natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources.
  • Sarah Reed is an environmental scientist and educator for Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) who works at the Science at the Seashore program to deliver hands-on science education field trips at the park preserve. She also work with PRNSA on invasive plant management projects.
  • Shaila Kotadia leads the STEM Equity & Inclusion Initiative at UC Berkeley, and is joining the coalition to keep a connection between the equity work at UC Berkeley and the coalition.
  • Ryan Mayeda is a part of an organization that provides overnight environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunities to youth across Southern California. He would like to find new ways to network with other passionate individuals and find ways to promote equitable access to the outdoors and nature-based experiences.
  • State Coastal Conservancy’s vision is of a beautiful, restored, and accessible coast for current and future generations of Californians. They act with others to protect and restore, and increase public access to California’s coast, ocean, coastal watersheds, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • The Watershed Project is working to restore and preserve the unique ecosystems that make up the San Francisco Bay. Their organization brings a watershed perspective to the urban environment, promoting green design, and supporting natural cycles as they engage students, teachers, and volunteers in creek beds and on the shorelines.
  • The Wilderness Society is a national advocacy organization that protects wilderness and inspires Americans to care for wild places. They work extensively in California to protect the state's federal public lands and connect Californians to the state's recreational areas.
  • Tom Scannell is an advocate for open space in the San Francisco Bay area and excited about opening these wonderful lands to the next generation of Californians.
  • USDA Forest Service is a natural resource management and public service organization.
  • Wilderness Inquiry provides great outdoor adventures for adults and conduct award-winning programs introducing youth, families, and people with disabilities to the natural world. Canoemobile is their introductory program that offers the opportunity for people to paddle on the waterways closest to their homes.
  • Youth Transportation Organization's mission is to acquire transportation from trusted 3rd parties and donate the rides to partner non-profits/schools to help low income children attend doctors appointments, programs and events.