Hi!

Who’s ready for some sunshine and warm temperatures? I am!

In the meantime, I have these three things for you after this picture of me walking in the gutter which I find so much fun:

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If you think about natural and working lands in your job…

We want to hear from you. The Bay Area Open Space Council is conducting a survey about the needs of the region and about how this membership organization can serve those of you/us that work in parks, land conservation, outdoor recreation, and other fields related to taking care of land.

Please share your thoughts in this survey

And you can learn more about the planning process that we’re in here, and about the survey here.


If you work to connect children and nature…

Please join me at the 2019 International Children & Nature Conference, May 16-18, 2019, at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Seven conference tracks, hands-on workshops, field trips and incredible keynote speakers will inspire, inform and connect you to nearly 1,000 cross-sector leaders from around the world. Let’s show up and represent our region’s commitment to increasing equitable access to outdoor learning and recreation for children, families and communities.

The Children & Nature Network is pleased to offer Bay Area friends a special discount. To apply this discount, click “Enter Promotional Code” as you begin the registration process and enter 2019EBRP. This will apply a 10% discount to any form of registration (1 day to the full 3 days).

Plus! 
I’ll be presenting along with Sue Gardner from Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and others on Saturday, May 18 about land stewardship. Come say hi!


If you ran cross-country in high school…

Or if you have ever studied at the East Bay hills from a plane descending into Oakland Airport… Or if you like to walk on trails… check out this article that I wrote for Bay Nature magazine. Margie and I walked 29 miles from Richmond to Castro Valley and only crossed six streets. Six!


And pretty soon it’s going to be Earth Day! Here’s our tradition. What will you do to celebrate?

Take good care,

Annie

 

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