Connecting our communities to nature
The Santa Clara Valley region is rich in beautiful natural landscapes and a great diversity of wildlife, plants, and habitats. Our region is also fortunate to be rich in human diversity - including culture, language, interests, and abilities, among many others.
To better understand the residents and communities we serve and their unique needs, the Authority conducted a community assessment that provides a detailed picture of our jurisdiction. The Understanding Our Community report identifies barriers that prevent some residents from going outdoors to enjoy nature and receive its many health benefits. The Authority hopes the report’s findings will provide insight and spark inspiration to address some of the region's most challenging barriers to increasing equitable access to the outdoors.