Community Nature Connection
To increase access to the outdoors for diverse communities with innovative programs and in partnership with the communities we serve.
Community Nature Connection increases access to the outdoors for underrepresented communities. By partnering closely with community based organizations, we develop and deliver innovative and meaningful programs that empower our participants.
We believe some of the major barriers to accessing the outdoors include lack of transportation, resources, diverse representation, inclusive practices, and awareness. These barriers are an issue of equity and are directly addressed through our efforts to connect underrepresented communities to nature, advocate for equitable access, advance career diversity in parks, and collaborate with community organizations.
Community Nature Connection (CNC) has provided programming for over 25 years in Los Angeles County and continues to expand programming throughout the state.
We have served tens of thousands of youth, family, and school groups with outdoor recreation experiences, overnight camping, and long term leadership and team building programs. We have a board and staff that reflect the rich diversity of California. CNC staff are highly trained and experienced outdoor educators, heritage interpreters, and dedicated to the communities we serve. CNC recruits youth from past leaderships programs to continue professional development and lead CNC programming.