Hi, we're the  Parks Foundation!

We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

Experiencing the Field of Water Quality Through My Americorps Service

Water is a natural resource that is essential for our bodies' functions and our daily activities such as showering, cleaning dishes, washing our cars, watering our gardens, and recreation. Let’s also not forget that animals and plants also need water to survive, grow, and reproduce. However, this precious and important natural resource is vulnerable to rapid human development. Humans contaminate waterways with waste, overuse it, and divert hydrological flows for our needs. All of these actions negatively impact the quality, or health, of the water, which can be detrimental to aquatic life and other organisms that depend on it—including us. This is why I think it is important to study, unders

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