Enjoying Nature During the COVID-19 Crisis

During this difficult and uncertain time, while we practice social distancing to protect the public health, we've had community members ask: Is it okay to go outside and enjoy nature? We know that nature helps protect the public health, by providing mental and physical health benefits. It's one of the reasons we do what we…

Nuestra Tierra Festival and the Coronavirus News

We have had inquires from those concerned about coronavirus and how it might impact our Nuestra Tierra Festival scheduled for Tuesday, March 17. The health and safety of our community is a priority for us and we are following guidelines to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and…

Good for Heart & Mind: The Mental Health Hike

We all know that recreation in the great outdoors is good for your health -- and that includes your mental health. We hosted a Mental Health Hike this weekend with the Wilderness Society for mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychology professors, psychology students, social workers, counselors, and others to walk and talk about the connection between nature and…

Making the Connection: Mental Health and Nature

The above infographic was created by Nikki Hermann, an intern with SGMF member organization The Wilderness Society. She's been working on outreach to mental health professionals, asking for support of our efforts to preserve and improve the San Gabriel Mountains for the benefit of our communities. "​I have personally found solace in nature—going outdoors is a way…