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Habitat Authority Launches Crowdfunding Project to Raise $10,000 for Outdoor Education Project will provide free outdoor education and volunteer support

Stewardship: Shaping the future, together. The P562747_356649327714537_160792687300203_961767_130401189_nuente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority (Habitat Authority) is raising money to provide free outdoor education to foster Preserve stewardship, to benefit people’s health, and because it’s fun! This is important because healthy and happy people empowered with knowledge about the hills are who are going to protect the hills and trails for generations to come!

The money raised for this project will enable continued direct annual educational programming for approximately 3,000 children and adults. Also, this project supports volunteer services in part by training 30 or more new volunteers and managing approximately 70 active volunteers.

“What ultimately will protect the Puente Hills Preserve for future generations will be stewardship within our hearts and minds. This fundraising campaign will directly support fostering that stewardship.” Andrea Gullo, Executive Director

The Habitat Authority was chosen to be featured on the crowdfunding site, Fund Your Park, through a competitive application process with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Fund Your Park is a crowdfunding platform designed by NRPA exclusively for park and recreation agencies. You can visit the campaign here

2Trails33The Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority (Habitat Authority) is a government park agency which manages 3,870 acres of hillsides in Whittier, Hacienda Heights and La Habra Heights. The Habitat Authority is dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, and management of open space in the Puente Hills for preservation of the land in perpetuity, with the primary purpose to protect the biological diversity. Additionally, the agency will endeavor to provide opportunities for outdoor education and low-impact recreation. For more information about the Habitat Authority visit

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 50,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

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