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Hi Friend,
 
In the last month, we have shared conversations with you and CA State Park staff about the importance of community engagement when developing urban parks and how nature can help indigenous tribes restore traditions and heritage.
 
Now, we are hosting a special conversation on how you (yes, you!) can use nature as a tool for social change – even during COVID-19.

Next Up – California State Parks

On Wednesday, August 5, we will feature California State Parks’ Deputy Director Sedrick Mitchell, and how the Department uses inclusion, community engagement and self determination to create rich outdoor experiences for all people. Plus, Sedrick will tell us how he puts people first when developing parks in local neighborhoods even during unsettling times.

RSVP for Nature as a Tool for Social Change: A Conversation with California State Parks on August 5 at 11 a.m. PDT.

In Case You Missed It – Año Nuevo State Park

Earlier this week, we connected with Tribal Chairman Val Lopez and State Parks Archeologist Mark Hylkema about Año Nuevo's Native American history and how its rich variety of natural and cultural resources helped reunite an indigenous tribe to their ancestral homeland and restore land stewardship practices. You can watch it now on our Facebook Page.
 
Thanks for tuning in, and we look forward to continuing the conversation on park equity on Facebook – I’ll see you there.

Kindley

P.S. If this work matters to you, please donate to help us continue making our state parks more equitable.

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