Bay Area Wilderness Training: South Bay Expansion

$40,000

open space authority funds contributed to project

2016

project awarded

The Authority funded Bay Area Wilderness Training's South Bay Capacity Building Project (Getting Underserved Youth Outside). This project will expand services in Santa Clara County through hiring a new South Bay Community Outreach Coordinator, conducting a Hiking Leadership Training course, conducting two Front Country Leadership Training courses, and expanding outdoor equipment lending and trip support services through the Milpitas Gear Library. This project will increase the number of program partners and environmental educators in Santa Clara County and boost the number of outdoor trips and diverse youth visiting Authority land and other area parks, including Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve.
Award Date:
November 10, 2016
Program:
Measure Q Urban Open Space Grant Program
Location:
Various locations countywide

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