We work to create more natural spaces, such as parks and bike paths, in our historically underserved neighborhoods.
Our work has been focussed on ensuring equitable investments in park-poor communities with Measure A funds. We were major contributors to the final grant guidelines for all five competitive grant programs, to ensure equitable investments in park-poor communities, access to public lands, protection of open space, trails, and the repair of existing facilities.
At the statewide level, N4A is working with two coalitions promoting potential future bonds for parks funding, wildfire management and education, protections for habitat, and climate resiliency. Nature for All continues to work with ParksNow, whose membership includes organizations from across the state to achieve mutual goals with respect to access issues, and with our consultant team on tracking state policy bills, the Governor’s budget for natural resources, and state grant programs. Due to the pandemic, the Regional Park and Open Space District postponed the competitive grant application process for the Recreational Access and Job Training Program.
- Providing input to development of a legislative parks, climate, wildfire bond for 2022
- Tracking implementation of the Governor’s Executive Order on 30×30 Climate Adaptation, Equity, Workforce, Wildfire Policy
- State Budget Allocations: Conservancies/State Parks