Since its inception in 2009, Outdoor Afro has been a leader in inclusive outdoor engagement. In the last 11 years, a lot has changed.
The focus on nature right now might seem counterintuitive. On the contrary, being outside is recognized as an essential activity.
As part of a regional easing of shelter-in-place restrictions, parks will start to reopen in Sonoma and San Mateo County after a month of full closure. Sonoma, which fully closed all of its parks on March 23, will maintain its … Read more
Every county, and every county park system, is different.
Editor’s note: Since the writing of this article, visitation restrictions have been placed on state and national parks due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and efforts to mitigate its spread. There is currently a shelter-in-place order in effect for California. For … Read more
Editor’s Note: We’ll update this story as park conditions change. April 16 at 2:45 p.m.We strongly encourage anyone heading to a park to investigate and closely read up on the current restrictions as they apply to the specific park of … Read more
During the statewide COVID-19 shelter-in place-order, tens of thousands of Bay Area residents have sought refuge in the region’s parks—on bike paths, trails and beaches. But that desire has, according to local officials, run afoul of public health. Last week, … Read more
Parks as sanctuaries and refuges in times of crisis.
Skyline Gardens, an incredible hotspot for California native plants with sweeping views, doesn’t look like a garden. But it is.
At a time when development is paving over habitat and climate change is transforming ecosystems at an unprecedented pace, California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot says the state has a moral imperative to focus on biodiversity.