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Green Jobs

Key Advocacy Goal

To support the development of career pathways in the parks, recreation, outdoor and environmental fields.

  • Support the development and retention of well-trained, dedicated and productive employees.
  • Participate in partnerships with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, volunteers and the private sector to achieve mutual goals.

Survey Identified Voter/Community Support

  • In a December 2020 survey, 69% of respondents identified employment opportunities and job training in conservation work for youth to be important.
  • 89% of respondents supported providing safe, outdoor jobs for youth.

2021-2022 Board Supported Legislation

The following legislative initiatives are supported by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors and Legislative Committee:


  • AB 844 (Grayson D-Concord) – Green Empowerment Zone for the Northern Waterfront of Contra Costa County (Chaptered)
  • SCR 52 (McGuire D-Healdsburg) California Parks and Recreation Professionals Month (Chaptered)


  • H.R. 1678 (Barragan D-CA) Parks, Jobs and Equity Act • H.R. 4100 (Price D-NC) – Cultivating Opportunity and Recovery from the Pandemic (CORPS) through Service Act
  • S. 1057 (Coons D-DE) and H.R. 2241 (Neguse D-CO) Civilian Climate Corps Act
  • S. 1370 (Durbin D-IL) and H.R. 3220 (Rush D-IL) – Restore Employment in Natural and Environmental Work (RENEW) Conservation Corps Act
  • S. 2258 (Hickenlooper D-CO) – Parks, Jobs and Equity Act
  • S. 487 (Wyden D-OR) and H.R. 1162 (Neguse D-CO) 21st Century Conservation Corps Act

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