Community-informed Facility Upgrade Planning to Expand Outdoor Education Experiences

$40,000

open space authority funds contributed to project

2020

project awarded

The urban bird banding station Coyote Creek Field Station performs research, skills training, and innovative science-focused educational outreach. The grant will fund field station improvements to accommodate the expansion of education and community outreach activities. Facility improvement planning will be extensively informed by consultation with educators, with a priority focus on engaging with underserved communities, to ensure that the expansion serves local needs.
Award Date:
December 11, 2020
Program:
Urban Grant Program
Location:
Sobrato Nonprofit Center at 524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

Have a similar Project?

Learn more about our Grant Program

Enter your email address to get updates on our grant programs

Other Success
Stories

Albertson Parkway paved trail with plants and fence and green hillside in background

Albertson Parkway

Albertson Parkway

The Authority contributed $400,000 to help the City of San Jose transform a neglected utility corridor into a recreational parkway with a meandering trail and landscaping that includes many native plants. Interpretive signage describes bio-retention swales that are part of the project and tell the story of Gary Albertson, a highway safety activist. The parkway is named in his memory.

Field to Farm Stand: Building Community and Climate Resilience

Field to Farm Stand: Building Community and Climate Resilience

Veggielution’s Field to Farm Stand project builds on the momentum of an 18-month land use planning process for the six-acre community farm, completed in September 2019 with support from Open Space Authority. This project takes the ideas surfaced in the land use plan to the next stage, in the form of a comprehensive site design. With a site design in place, Veggielution will be positioned to invest in final construction documents and the build out of a new produce packing station, which will be more centrally located, enabling the organization to more efficiently and safely expand their farm box distribution to 500 boxes or more per week. The site plan and capital improvements will allow Veggielution to expand their urban farm more intentionally, to better support public health and local agriculture on behalf of the beautiful but underserved East San José community and the County of Santa Clara overall.

Edith Morley Park with raised wooden walking boardwalks through green trees and over a creek

Edith Morley Park

Edith Morley Park

The Authority contributed $173,021 to improvements at Edith Morley Park, a 5.5-acre site located adjacent to percolation ponds on Campbell Technology Parkway. The project provided wetland preservation, native plantings, walking paths, and benches. Edith Morley Park offers recreational amenities as well as a marsh and wetland area for exploration and environmental studies.