Now enrolling: our new Nature for All Leadership Development Course, a free 4-class mini-series for San Gabriel Valley residents.
Do you want more parks and nature in your community?
Learn about: -Parks and water opportunities coming to your neighborhood — be part of the decision-making process -What you can do to bring healthy, nature-based benefits to your community -How to use your voice & create change in underrepresented communities -How to advocate for local parks, public lands, water resilience, equity & access -Civic engagement, how government works, who represents you, community organizing, public speaking -Tour of San Gabriel Mountains, watershed & parks -We provide class meals, and certificate of graduation upon completing the course!
Nov. 12, 19 and Dec. 3, 2019: 3 Tuesday night classes 6-9 pm Dec. 7, 2019: Saturday tour of the San Gabriel Mountains, River and parks 8 am-3 pm
Location: El Monte Aquatic Center, Room D (2nd floor). 11001 Mildred St. El Monte, CA 91731
Thank you to our partner: City of El Monte Parks and Recreation Division!
Limited space! Register ASAP by Nov. 10 through the button above.
Nature for All, con El Monte Promise Foundation presentan: Naturaleza para Las Comunidades de El Monte
Las promotoras Lidia Aguilar y Ulmira Loza presentan la importancia del acceso y protección a la naturaleza, el trabajo de Nature for All, oportunidades locales para parques nuevos, las montañas de San Gabriel y cómo llevar a su familia al aire libre, saludable e involucrado. Bienvenidos padres de futuros naturalistas, científicos de alimentos, botánicos y conservacionistas!
Jueves, 7 de Noviembre, 2019, 6-7pm
Jeff Seymour Family Center, Cafeteria 10900 Mulhall St. 91731, proveera comida
Para registrar: E-mail Bryan@lanatureforall.org 626-246-8634
Nov. 7 Nature for All Orientation in Spanish
Our newly graduated Promotoras Lidia and Ulmira will present a 1-hour orientation on Nature for All’s work, in Spanish at the Jeff Seymour Family Center on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6-7 pm.
Thanks to our partners, El Monte Promise and their Parent Advisory Committee for this collaboration! Please share and invite Spanish-speaking community members who are interested in learning more and may want to sign up for an upcoming community base-building or leadership development course en Español!
We are super excited to announce the start of Cohort 16!
Orientation took place on Sunday, July, 21. The orientation started at Rio Vista Park where we discussed and highlighted our coalition’s work. We then took a trip to Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center to discuss land acknowledgment and Native tribes that lived and traded in the Angeles National Forest, the work we have done in the Forest, and some of our local initiatives. Learn more about Cohort 16 by reading their bios.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Senator Kamala Harris and Representative Judy Chu have reintroduced the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act which will protect wild lands, open space and rivers and improve recreation opportunities in Los Angeles County. Stretching from Santa Clarita to San Bernardino, these open space resources, particularly the San Gabriel Mountains, are the recreational “backyard” for more than 17 million Southern Californians.
“The Los Angeles area is one of the most park poor areas of the country, despite the presence of the gorgeous rivers, forests, and mountains of the San Gabriels just to the north,” said Congresswoman Chu. “President Obama’s National Monument designation increased access to and opportunities for learning and exploring in the mountains, but so much land remains to be preserved so that more people can experience our area’s unique gifts of nature. That is why I am proud to advance the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act. This legislation represents the next step in protecting and connecting the San Gabriel Mountains, and will preserve thousands of acres of land and water for future generations.”
“Under this administration, California’s beautiful public lands and its outdoor economy are under direct threat, and we must stand up against this active effort to chip away at vital environmental protections,” said Senator Harris. “Restoring and expanding protections for our public lands means protecting Americans’ right to clean air and clean water and providing everybody the opportunity to explore and enjoy the outdoors.”
This is a historic milestone in the effort to protect and restore the best remaining parts of our public lands in the Los Angeles region. The legislation will:
Expands the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument by adding approximately 109,143 acres in the upper Los Angeles River watershed;
Establishes the San Gabriel Mountains National Recreation Area for the San Gabriel and San Jose Foothills and the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Rivers comprised of over 51,000 acres;
Expands Wilderness area designations within the San Gabriel Mountains by 31,069 acres; and
Designates 25.3 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers (WSR) in the San Gabriel Mountains
By introducing this legislation, Senator Harris and Rep. Chu have put us one step closer to implementing our vision, which is 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.
Join Nature for All for a fun day of beer tasting with local breweries, music, food trucks, and workshops and informational booths from environmental organizations and community groups. Attendees will learn about the work local groups are doing to protect and conserve our San Gabriel Mountains and other local natural resources while enjoying local beers brewed right here in Los Angeles County.
The Nature for All Stewards Group has partnered with local breweries, environmental non-profits, and community groups to host the first San Gabriel Mountains Beer Series this June 30th in Pasadena’s Central Park. Water is arguably the most important ingredient in brewing beer, and breweries in Los Angeles County get part of their water from rivers and streams that originate in the peaks of the San Gabriel’s. Local breweries depend on clean water and have a stake in protecting the San Gabriel Mountains and our watershed, which provide 1⁄3 of LA County’s drinking water.
Ticket proceeds will benefit future projects by the Nature for All Stewards Group. 100% of transactions are tax-deductible.
FAMILY- FRIENDLY/ 21+
Our event is family-friendly and open to all ages, however you must be 21 years or older to enter the beer garden.
HOW TO GET THERE
We encourage you to take public transportation. The Del Mar Gold Line Station is located across the street, and there is a Metro BikeShare Station located in Central Park on Raymond Ave. For those driving, there is parking available on the street and in local parking garages.
One-hundred and twenty-two people have graduated from Nature for All’s Leadership Academy.
A new class arrives this week — the thirteenth class since 2011.
The Leadership Academy’s six-month training program helps community members develop new skills in political organizing, civic engagement and communications techniques.
Led by the Wilderness Society for Nature For All, this thirteenth class is composed of Elizabeth Bayne, Monica Curiel, Reina Adelina Duran, Tiffany Kinh Lam, Jenny Lopez, Omar Madrid, Berenice Martinez, Remi Mateo, Rhonda Moller Mulherin, Audrey Murray, Melanie Nhan, Kimberly Orbe, Mary Pickert, Jesse Soria and Michelle Tarian.