We’re excited to announce the San Gabriel Mountains Forever (SGMF) coalition is relaunching today with a new name: Nature For All!
Today’s relaunch represents a sign of growth. In 2016, we embarked on a path to become a non-profit organization. As we took on more projects to connect Angelenos to nature, we realized we needed a new identity to better reflect our larger vision.
Since 2008, San Gabriel Mountains Forever has worked with local communities on protecting the San Gabriel Mountains and rivers. This work has included building support for protection of, and increased access to, our forests, rivers and parks, and developing a new, diverse generation of environmental stewards to care for our public lands.
We achieved a tremendous victory in 2014, when President Barack Obama designated the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Since then, we’ve worked on making sure the Monument Plan serves our communities and we will continue this work as a program of Nature For All. In addition to protecting the mountains and rivers in our area, we are now working on creating more natural spaces, such as parks and bike paths, in our historically underserved neighborhoods, and connecting people and public lands — through more trails and other outdoor recreational opportunities. With this broader scope of work, we needed a new identity to better represent what we do.
The Nature For All mission: “To work to build a diverse base of support for ensuring that everyone in the Los Angeles area —no matter where they live—has equitable access to the wide range of benefits that nature can provide.”