The Sierra Resource Conservation District and two community partners were awarded the Outdoor Equity Program Funds! Not just one, but TWO! Both awards will go towards helping local community partners including the West Fresno Family Resource Center Sweet Potato Farming Program and the El Dorado Park Community Green Spaces.
The Sierra Resource Conservation District will be able to provide opportunities for participation focused on outdoor recreation, agriculture, and resource conservation programs over the next four years. Engaging and educating the youth and others to get involved and take part in these great opportunities.
Both programs will be accessible and expand outdoor experiences and learning opportunities at state parks and other public lands for local communities. Below is a detailed description of both awards:
- West Fresno Family Resource Center Sweet Potato: Conduct the Sweet Potato Project for residents at and near the West Fresno Community Resource Center in the City of Fresno. This program will include approximately 384 activity days in the community for approximately 9,600 participants and approximately 12 trips to natural areas for approximately 600 participants during four years of programming. Activities in the community will include the Sweet Potato Project. Trips to natural areas outside of the community will include Ano Nuevo Family Beach Trip, Sierra National Calvin Crest Camp Trip and the San Joaquin River Hatchery and Kayaking Trip.
- El Dorado Park – Community Green Spaces: Conduct Community Green Spaces for residents at and near the San Ramon Court in the City of Fresno. This program will include approximately 296 activity days in the community for approximately 10,000 participants and approximately 32 trips to natural areas for approximately 1,600 participants during four years of programming. Activities in the community will include Wolter’s Elementary Kid’s Club; Environmental Justice Community Events; and a Summer Recreation Program. Nature Area Trips outside of the community include Ano Nuevo State Park Family Beach Trip and Seymour Marine Discover Center in Santa Cruz; Sierra National Forest Tamarack Ridge Camp Trip near Shaver Lake; San Joaquin River Hatchery and Kayaking Trip in Friant; Santa Cruz Compost at Hard Core Compost in Santa Cruz and Sunset Beach Camp Trip in Watsonville; Fresno Discovery Center and Sun Garden Trip in Fresno; Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park Trip; Clovis Botanical Gardens in Clovis; and San Joaquin River Center Service Trip with San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust in Fresno
View more information about our great partners through their official sites linked below:
The Sierra Resource Conservation District and its partners are eager to get started. Stay tuned and follow along for updates and information on how to get involved!