Protecting Each Other and Nature

We’re in this together and we can enjoy the benefits of nature while observing public health guidelines in place to protect us all. Thank you in joining us in wearing face coverings, keeping our distance, and leaving no trace.

Protecting Nature During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Illustrated posts by Leadership Academy graduate Brenda Kyle (@chapparralchick on Instagram)

More on the subject:

Heading Out for a Hike? New Pandemic Rules (LA Times)

Los Angeles Trails Re-Open to Complaints, Confusion (Modern Hiker)

California State Parks Video no Safely Enjoying Time in Parks and on Trails

Board Member Spotlight: Casey Schreiner

What’s your favorite park, trail, or natural space in the greater Los Angeles area?

The Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak is my favorite hike in the L.A. area -– it really shows off the beauty of our unique landscape and revitalizes me every time I hike it. But my favorite park in the region is Griffith Park. It’s one of the largest municipal parks in North America, it really has something for everyone, and it’s truly one of the few places Angelenos have where we can get out of our cars and interact with each other

What or who inspires you in your field of work? 

I am really inspired by the concept of bioregionalism, which aims for a stronger connection between people and the natural places where they live.

Why are you excited to to serve on the Nature for All board?

In terms of access, equity, quality, and diversity, L.A. is currently facing outdoor issues that the rest of the country will be facing in the future soon. There are so many people doing good work in the outdoors here and using innovating approaches to tackle those problems. I am proud to be involved in this movement with Nature for All and I look forward to making our incredible outdoors more accessible to everyone in the Los Angeles area.

Happy National Trails Day 2017

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We began National Trails Day this morning with a rally with Congresswoman Judy Chu, where we celebrated new legislation to expand the monument and create a National Recreation Area, then we embarked on an afternoon of trail work at Crystal Lake.

What you can do:

On the Ground Work Update: Guiding The Eagles to Their Nest Project

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Leadership Academy graduate Liliana Camacho Guzman led a workshop at Drew Magnet High School, followed by an Eaton Canyon visit and hike with the students. As part of her project, Guiding The Eagles to Their Nest, she discussed environmental justice, access to green and open spaces, and our work in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and region, with the students.

“It was so rewarding seeing all these students enjoying themselves in their backyard,” said Liliana. “It was their first time wetting their feet (literally) in the San Gabriel Mountains. They can’t wait to go back with their friends and families!”