We’re proud to be among the Californians (virtually) traveling to Washington, DC, this week to ask Congress to protect our public lands. Our virtual “fly-overs” helped to share what we are fighting to protect.
There is so much as stake. In a story about our efforts, board member Thomas Wong was quoted: “The San Gabriel Valley relies on the rain and snow that falls in the San Gabriel Mountains for a majority of our water supply. It’s why we want to make sure we preserve the natural spaces of the watershed.” He added that heavily populated, lower-income communities also need better access to nature, and the pandemic has emphasized that need. In addition, he said, wildlife that inhabits public lands is even more dependent now on wildlife corridors as climate change affects their habitat. (Full story.)