Nuestros Espacios Verdes Día a Día = Our Green Spaces Every Day
There is compelling evidence that urban forests are extremely important to the economic, environmental, and social health of cities. However, low income, urban populations are among the most deprived groups in terms of access to forests and trees. Hispanic populations, which are concentrated in underserved neighborhoods in many US cities, face unique linguistic and cultural obstacles accessing urban forests and green spaces. The National Environmental Education Foundation, National Recreation and Park Association, Hispanic Communications Network, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department have partnered together to provide resources for non profit organizations to partner with local parks and recreation departments to promote urban forestry events to their local Hispanic communities. These events will be held between September 2014 and April 2015 in Los Angeles California and Houston Texas.