The East Bay Regional Park District established a sister-city relationship with Jincheon County in South Korea in 2015. Over the next two years, the presiding mayor and cabinet ministers visited the Park District for mutual learning, collaboration, and cultural exchange. In 2016 and in 2017, the mayor and his ten cabinet ministers visited the Park District and signed memorandums of understanding for mutual learning and collaboration. We shared best practices in land preservation, environmental education, and public health in nature. We discussed strategies to prevent and fight wildfires in dense urban areas; mitigate the spread of toxic blue green algae in lakes; increase wetland and habitat restoration; and inspire the next generation of Korean and Californian youth to spend time outdoors and become avid park users and stewards of the land. We provided our international guests with interpretive-led hikes and boat rides at Lake Chabot Regional Park.
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