Photo by Sandi Funke, Pepperwood Foundation
Welcome New Members!
Angela Kemsley coordinates the statewide Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch Program, a network of programs that support healthy oceans through community science by collecting human use data in and around our protected areas. Angela also co-leads WILDCOAST's youth programs, working to provide equitable access to the beach for underserved youth in California.
Darin Loughrey, City of Irvine — Darin oversees 7,000 acres of Open Space in the City of Irvine Southern and Northern Preserves.
California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) protects California’s environment and ecology from invasive plants. As a leader in land management, they coordinate regional partnerships, design science-based tools and projects to remove invasive plants, train volunteers and professional land stewards, and advocate for sound public policy and funding.
Jose Gonzalez, believes in the vision and believes in the work!
Last Minute Gear is a San Francisco-based outdoor gear shop committed to increasing access & reducing waste by offering 3 options to get gear: 1) buy, 2) rent, or 3) borrow. Their rental program exemplifies convenience & access: pricing is 90% off retail, and gear can be rented 24/7 with optional delivery/shipping (5% of revenues are donated to nonprofits working on outdoors access). Our borrow program is a community-donated gear lending library that anyone can use for free!
Last Minute Gear also creates content, events, etc. on outdoors access & education (e.g., the ultimate guide to women's health in the outdoors, how to use the gear in your closet, alternate means of transportation to key destinations, etc.). We're super casual & welcome ideas for collaboration! (In the future we'll be working on content/events for increasing minorities in the outdoors.) Also, we're happy to offer California Outdoor Engagement Coalition members 10% off new gear for sale (show us a business card to a member organization please).
National Geographic invests in groundbreakers and change makers. At National Geographic, we are committed to teaching students about the world, how it works, ultimately empowering the next generation of geographers, scientists, conservationists, and educations: The National Geographic explorer and change makers of tomorrow:
Sierra Forest Legacy represents a coalition of 30+ organizations dedicated to protecting public forests in the Sierra Nevada. We're excited to better-incorporate equity issues into our advocacy work.
TreePeople inspires and supports the people of LA to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. We unite with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure city at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. TreePeople's Environmental Education Department strives to inspire and engage teachers and students to create and use outdoor classrooms.
To see a full list of our members, click here.