N4A 2017 Impact Report

In 2017, Nature For All increased local access to green spaces

Findings from our 2017 Impact Report

N4A 2017 Impact Report

2017 was a big year for the Nature For All (N4A) coalition. We took great strides transitioning from San Gabriel Mountains Forever to renaming the coalition to be more inclusive of the diverse arrays of programs we have.

We credit our success to all our supporters — member organizations, local representatives and elected officials, and funders.

Just to highlight a few of our accomplishments:

  • We have rebranded as Nature for All while continuing our San Gabriel Mountains Forever program.
  • We have secured funding to expanded our community base building programs around parks, water and transit to parks.
  • We have graduated 12 Leadership Academy classes and 121 environmental leaders, who carry these skills beyond Nature For All.
  • We continue to show strong support for permanently protecting the San Gabriel Mountains and River so that our elected officials continue to make public lands protection a priority.
  • We have led 2,955 community members on hikes to date… and that number continues to climb.

We’ll stop there with the previews, so you can go ahead and take a look at Nature For All’s 2017 Impact Report!

Thank you for all your support and participation over the years — from our days as San Gabriel Mountains Forever to the Nature For All coalition that we are today.

Click here to read the report.

Introducing Nature For All

nature for all twitter icon logoWe’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.”

Read more about us and what we do.