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Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon’s ecological systems.
Livable City works to create a San Francisco of great streets and complete neighborhoods, where walking, bicycling, and transit are the best choices for most trips, where public spaces are beautiful, well-designed, and well-maintained, and where housing is more plentiful and more affordable.
The mission of the Ecology Center is to inspire and build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. We transform the ideals of sustainability into everyday practice. We deliver information you can act on, infrastructure you can count on, and leadership for lasting change.
Stewards has expanded its support to include: new educational programs; maintenance and modernization of the visitors centers; acquisition and restoration of natural habitats on park lands; and vital advocacy efforts.
We support a diverse range of programs designed for school children and the general public, including: campfire programs, Junior Ranger activities, guided redwood ecology nature walks, watershed, cultural history and tidepool education programs. We continue to work to expand the “Volunteers in Parks” (VIP) programs through recruitment and training to provide high quality interpretation for park visitors.
Stewards provides volunteer support and funding for education and resource management. We are raising money for the restoration of the Fife Creek watershed in Armstrong Redwoods SNR and Austin Creek State Recreation Area (SRA), as well as a large scale restoration effort in the Willow Creek watershed, which is part of Sonoma Coast SP.
We are working towards upgrading and building new interpretive facilities. Our future plans include a capital campaign to raise money to build new Visitors Centers in Armstrong Woods SNR and the Sonoma Coast SP.
Stewards continues to advocate for support and land acquisition for our State Parks. We are currently working to save our state parks from closure and service reductions.
In 2008, we worked closely with the California State Parks Foundation and other organizations to help spearhead the successful effort to keep our State Parks open, when 17 of our 48 State Parks were faced with closure due to budget cuts. We continued to explore and support alternative sustainable funding strategies for State Parks through 2010 when Proposition 21 was defeated by California voters.