Live blogging from the Almost Spring Gathering
March 19, 2015
We’re blogging live from today’s Almost Spring Gathering at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. Today we’re in conversation with five funders about the four p’s. Never heard about the four p’s? They are:
- Partnerships. Highlight the importance of partnerships, examples of unique partnerships, and best practices of partnership building and maintenance.
- People. Discuss the role that Bay Area residents have in land conservation, examples of how young people and people of color are engaged in land conservation, and opportunities to do more.
- Public and private funding sources. Discuss how public agencies have and can partner with private foundations to protect land, steward land and connect people to land. Provide examples of successful marriages between public and private funding sources.
Today’s panelists bring a diverse set of perspectives about land conservation. They are involved somehow in protecting the land from unfettered development, stewarding and working the land, and connecting people to the land. This could be urban parks or big wide open spaces. It could mean improving health outcomes by increasing access to parks, or taking kids into nature. Land conservation in the Bay Area comes in many shapes and forms, and today’s panelists represent several important aspects of this work. The panelists are:
- Kim Bailey, Executive Director, Foundation for Youth Investment
- Amy Hutzel, Program Manager, California Coastal Conservancy, Bay Program
- Ken Kirkey, Planning Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
- Elaine Peacock, Program Manager of Partnerships, The California Endowment
- Holly Potter, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, moderator
We’re going to live-blog during the Gathering as well as tweet with #OSC319. Scroll through the proceedings, share a comment, and forward to your network.