East Bay Regional Park District Bans Glyphosate

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This past July, the East Bay Regional Park District announced a ban on the controversial herbicide glyphosate, also known by the brand name Roundup. The prohibition was effective immediately in picnic areas. The district said it would discontinue use of … Read more

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Do Parks Push People Out?

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Parks improve health and fight climate change. But not all parks affect a community in the same way — and the question is: “Who’s it for?”

Reconnecting People with Nature: Rue Mapp, Outdoor Afro

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Inspired by a childhood divided between urban Oakland and a Lake County working ranch, Rue Mapp founded Outdoor Afro, an online community and organization that reconnects African-Americans with natural spaces and one another through outdoor recreational activities.