Environmental Stewardship

The Regional Parks Foundation, along with our donors, members and volunteers, supports the East Bay Regional Park District's efforts to preserve parklands and open space and to protect biological recreational, and historically significant resources in the East Bay. 

Your donations help preserve parklands and open space! You can help keep healthy, thriving wildlife populations in your parklands by supporting stewardship projects such as:

  • Amphibian Ambassador - pond restoration projects to help the region's "moist-skinned" treasures (frogs) "leap" into the future
  • Burrowing Owl Buddies - conservation projects that build new "owl outposts" in which these "flying mouse traps" raise their young
  • Habitat Helpers - landscape ecology efforts to remove "green aliens" (non-native plants) and restore native, wildlife friendly plants
  • It's Your Tern - managing the nesting habitat for the endangered California least tern

Environmental Education Programs

The Kids Healthy Outdoors Challenge (KHOC) turns third grade educators into naturalists providing them the tools to teach their students about the parks, nature, and conservation. This academic program is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and Math) based curriculum targeted specifically for children and written to meet the core curriculum standards for environmental education required by the State. This program is provided to over 15 public schools throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties and through Regional Park Foundation support the program has grown to serve more than 4,000 students annually.

Donate now to support Environmental Stewardships programs such as Kids Healthy Outdoors Challenge.

  • Join us in celebrating the East Bay Regional Park District’s 90 years of milestones and history of environmental conservation and positive experiences in nature!

  • I notice how the hill has many dragonflies on it and how the crisp sunlight melts over the bugs, blending them in with cool shadows while the soft flowers come out from the damp forest floor. -Isla, Camper at Redwood Reinhardt Regional Park

  • East Bay Regional Parks are one of the best things about the Bay, I want everyone to be able to experience them. - Matt C., Member & Donor

  • This was the first field trip my students ever went on. The self-esteem, the joy and the fulfillment of being part of this special event supported growth and community life skills for each of my students! – Teacher at Turner Elementary in Antioch, Disability Fishing Derby Participant